1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers
Patrick Division champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Wales
1985–86 record 53–23–4
Home record 33–6–1
Road record 20–17–3
Goals for 335 (4th)
Goals against 241 (1st)
Team information
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Dave Poulin
Alternate captains Mark Howe
Brad Marsh
Arena Spectrum
Average attendance 17,184[1]
Team leaders
Goals Tim Kerr (58)
Assists Mark Howe (58)
Points Brian Propp (97)
Penalties in minutes Rick Tocchet (284)
Plus/minus Mark Howe (+85)
Wins Bob Froese (31)
Goals against average Bob Froese (2.55)

The 1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 19th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs in five game to the New York Rangers.

Regular season[edit]

The club began the year 12–2–0 (with both losses coming at home to New Jersey and Quebec), which included 10 consecutive wins until goaltender Pelle Lindbergh was fatally injured in a car accident in the early hours of November 10.

Due to the tragedy, back-up Bob Froese became the de facto starter, and the club called up Darren Jensen for relief work. Froese suffered a groin injury in practice prior to the team's next game against the Edmonton Oilers, so Jensen got the start against the defending Stanley Cup champions at the Spectrum on November 14.

Following an emotional memorial service, the Flyers posted a spirited 5–3 win, featuring four goals in the third period to earn their 11th victory in a row. They went on to beat Hartford two days later to set a new franchise record for consecutive wins, then rallied from three-goals down to top the New York Islanders 5–4 in overtime the next day. The Islanders ended the streak two nights later in Uniondale, almost wasting a four-goal lead in an 8–6 decision.

Philly became the first club in the NHL to reach 30 wins, after a 4–0 shutout of the Washington Capitals on January 9, but began to falter in February and early March, losing four straight games and seeing the Capitals climb within striking distance. The Caps and Flyers each spent time in first place for the remainder of the schedule, but the orange and black took the division crown on the last day of the season (April 6) with a come-from-behind 5–3 home win.

In a 7–3 loss to the Devils on March 8, Tim Kerr set an NHL record with his 29th power-play goal of the season, passing Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito's mark. He finished the year with 34, the league record to this day.

Propp had the best chance of his career to crack the 100-point mark, but that was derailed on March 6, when Buffalo Sabres forward Lindy Ruff caught him in the eye with a high stick. The incident cost Propp several games, and he finished with a team-high 97 points while also causing him to wear a visor for the remainder of his career.

Bob Clarke made a couple minor deals during the season, trading Ed Hospodar and the enigmatic Todd Bergen to the Minnesota North Stars for Dave Richter and Bo Berglund on November 29. Neither player lasted beyond the season with the Flyers, while Hospodar returned in 1986–87. Also, Joe Paterson and Len Hachborn were sent in separate deals to the Los Angeles Kings, and Chico Resch was acquired from the Devils for a draft pick in early March.

Froese finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy. Mark Howe finished second in voting for the Norris Trophy and third in voting for the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP.[2] Howe was named to the first NHL All-Star Team and took home the NHL Plus-Minus Award — the defense pairing of Howe and Brad McCrimmon finished with a +85 and a +83 respectively — while Froese was named to the second NHL All-Star Team and was the co-winner with Jensen of the William M. Jennings Trophy.

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

[3]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Playoffs[edit]

Despite their regular season success, an emotionally exhausted Flyers team lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Rangers in five games.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1985–86 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

1986 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
26 Propp, BrianBrian Propp 26 LW 72 40 57 97 24 47 5 0 2 2 −2 4
12 Kerr, TimTim Kerr 26 RW 76 58 26 84 −5 79 5 3 3 6 −2 8
2 Howe, MarkMark Howe 30 D 77 24 58 82 85 36 5 0 4 4 0 0
23 Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo 27 LW 74 39 37 76 17 31 5 2 2 4 1 2
20 Poulin, DaveDave Poulin 27 C 79 27 42 69 20 49 5 2 0 2 −4 2
9 Eklund, PellePelle Eklund 22 C 70 15 51 66 −4 12 5 0 2 2 2 0
14 Sutter, RonRon Sutter 22 C 75 18 42 60 26 159 5 0 2 2 2 10
10 McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon 26 D 80 13 43 56 83 85 5 2 0 2 1 2
32 Craven, MurrayMurray Craven 21 LW 78 21 33 54 24 34 5 0 3 3 0 4
25 Zezel, PeterPeter Zezel 20 C 79 17 37 54 27 76 5 3 1 4 −2 4
3 Crossman, DougDoug Crossman 25 D 80 6 37 43 −5 55 5 0 1 1 0 4
15 Sutter, RichRich Sutter 22 RW 78 14 25 39 28 199 5 2 0 2 2 19
22 Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet 21 RW 69 14 21 35 12 284 5 1 2 3 1 26
18 Carson, LindsayLindsay Carson 25 LW 50 9 12 21 10 84 1 0 0 0 0 5
21 Brown, DaveDave Brown 23 RW 76 10 7 17 7 277 5 0 0 0 −3 16
8 Marsh, BradBrad Marsh 27 D 79 0 13 13 0 123 5 0 0 0 1 2
24 Smith, DerrickDerrick Smith 21 LW 69 6 6 12 14 57 4 0 0 0 −3 10
17 Hospodar, EdEd Hospodardouble-dagger 26 D 17 3 1 4 0 55
27 Eriksson, ThomasThomas Eriksson 26 D 43 0 4 4 −12 16
42 Nachbaur, DonDon Nachbaur 27 C 5 1 1 2 3 7
34 Richter, DaveDave Richterdagger 25 D 50 0 2 2 −2 138 5 0 0 0 0 21
29 Stanley, DarylDaryl Stanley 23 D 33 0 2 2 −5 69 1 0 0 0 0 2
37 Berglund, BoBo Berglunddagger 30 RW 7 0 2 2 0 4
35 Froese, BobBob Froese 27 G 51 0 1 1 N/A 8 5 0 1 1 N/A 0
30 Jensen, DarrenDarren Jensen 25 G 29 0 1 1 N/A 2
44 Stothers, MikeMike Stothers 23 D 6 0 1 1 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 4
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 26 G 8 0 0 0 N/A 0
33 Resch, GlennGlenn Reschdagger 37 G 5 0 0 0 N/A 0 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
6 Paterson, JoeJoe Patersondouble-dagger 25 LW 5 0 0 0 1 12
5 McCarthy, KevinKevin McCarthy 28 D 4 0 0 0 0 4
39 Fitzpatrick, RossRoss Fitzpatrick 25 C 2 0 0 0 −1 0
5 Smith, SteveSteve Smith 22 D 2 0 0 0 −1 2
19 Mellanby, ScottScott Mellanby 19 RW 2 0 0 0 −1 0
36 Mokosak, CarlCarl Mokosak 23 LW 1 0 0 0 0 5

Goaltenders[edit]

  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
35 Froese, BobBob Froese 27 51 31 10 3 5 116 .909 2.55 2728 5 2 3 0 15 .880 3.07 293
30 Jensen, DarrenDarren Jensen 25 29 15 9 1 2 88 .884 3.68 1436
31 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh 26 8 6 2 0 1 23 .884 2.88 480
33 Resch, GlennGlenn Reschdagger 37 5 1 2 0 0 10 .881 3.21 187 1 0 0 0 1 .000 8.57 7

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
Emery Edge Award Mark Howe [4]
NHL First All-Star Team Mark Howe (Defense) [5]
NHL Player of the Month Bob Froese (March) [6]
NHL Player of the Week Bob Froese (December 29) [7]
Bob Froese (January 9) [8]
Bob Froese (March 17) Co-winner with Edmonton Oilers' Paul Coffey [9]
NHL Second All-Star Team Bob Froese (Goaltender) [5]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Bob Froese [10][11]
Mark Howe
Mike Keenan (Coach)
Tim Kerr Voted starting Right Wing
Pelle Lindbergh Posthumously voted starting Goaltender
Dave Poulin
Brian Propp
William M. Jennings Trophy Bob Froese [12]
Darren Jensen
Team awards[13]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Howe
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mark Howe
Class Guy Award Murray Craven

Records[edit]

  •  dagger  NHL record
  •  double-dagger  Tied for NHL record

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1985–86 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Powerplay goals scored Game 3[a] Tim Kerr 11/3/1985 Los Angeles Kings [14]
Goals scored by a defenseman Season 24 Mark Howe [15]
Powerplay goals scored Season 34dagger Tim Kerr [16]
Shorthanded goals scored Season 7[b] Mark Howe [16]
Points by a defenseman Season 82 Mark Howe [15]
Highest plus/minus Season +85 Mark Howe [16]
Assists by a rookie Season 51 Pelle Eklund [14]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1985–86 season
Record Type Total Date(s) Opponent Refs
Games won Streak 13 10/19/1985 – 11/17/1985 [17]
Most wins Season 53[c] [18]
Fewest ties Season 4 [18]
Fewest home ties Season 1[d] [19]
Fewest road ties Season 3[e] [19]
Goals scored, playoffs Period 5[f] 4/14/1986 New York Rangers [20]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from May 31, 1985, the day after the deciding game of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 24, 1986, the day of the deciding game of the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals.[21]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
October 11, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Seguin
2nd-round pick in 1986
To Los Angeles Kings
Paul Guay
4th-round pick in 1986
[22]
November 7, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations[g]
To Edmonton Oilers
Ron Low
[23]
November 29, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
Bo Berglund
Dave Richter
To Minnesota North Stars
Todd Bergen
Ed Hospodar
[24]
December 5, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To Los Angeles Kings
Len Hachborn
[25]
December 18, 1985 To Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia's 4th-round pick in 1986
To Los Angeles Kings
Joe Paterson
[26]
March 11, 1986 To Philadelphia Flyers
Glenn Resch
To New Jersey Devils
3rd-round pick in 1986
[27]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency.

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
July 19, 1985 Kevin McCarthy Pittsburgh Penguins [28]
July 26, 1985 Jim Dobson Quebec Nordiques [29]
July 26, 1985 Carl Mokosak Los Angeles Kings [29]
July 26, 1985 Tim Tookey Pittsburgh Penguins [29]
September 30, 1985 Steve Martinson Toledo Goaldiggers (IHL) [30]
October 7, 1985 Dave Farrish Toronto Maple Leafs [31]
October 8, 1985 Florent Robidoux Milwaukee Admirals (IHL) [32]
January 15, 1986 John Kemp Canadian National Team [33]
March 19, 1986 Craig Berube Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) [34]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers.

Date Player Contract details Ref
August 14, 1985 Ray Allison [35]
August 14, 1985 Ed Hospodar [35]
August 14, 1985 Brad Marsh [35]
August 14, 1985 Rich Sutter [35]
August 14, 1985 Ron Sutter [35]
October 10, 1985 Pelle Lindbergh 6 years, $1.6 million [36]

Draft picks[edit]

The Flyers signed the following of their draft picks.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
June 18, 1985 Pelle Eklund AIK (SM-liiga) 1983 8th-round pick 2 years, $250,000 [37]
August 14, 1985 Dave McLay Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) 1984 3rd-round pick [35]
August 14, 1985 John Stevens Oshawa Generals (OHL) 1984 3rd-round pick [35]
November 7, 1985 Jeff Chychrun Kingston Canadians (OHL) 1984 2nd-round pick [38]
March 13, 1986 Scott Mellanby Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA) 1984 2nd-round pick [39]

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1985 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 7, 1985.[40] Each NHL team placed 16 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[40] First-year professional players were exempt.[40] The Flyers were not involved in any selections during the draft.[40]

The Flyers protected the following players:[41] goaltenders Bob Froese and Pelle Lindbergh, defensemen Doug Crossman, Thomas Eriksson, Ed Hospodar, Mark Howe, Brad Marsh, Brad McCrimmon, and Daryl Stanley, and forwards Dave Brown, Lindsay Carson, Murray Craven, Len Hachborn, Tim Kerr, Joe Paterson, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp, and Ilkka Sinisalo.

The Flyers left the following players unprotected:[41] defensemen Kevin McCarthy and Mike Stothers, and forwards Ray Allison, Bill Barber, Jim Dobson, Ross Fitzpatrick, Al Hill, Steve Martinson, Carl Mokosak, and Don Nachbaur.

Waivers[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following waivers transactions.

Date Player Claimed by Claimed from Ref
November 7, 1985 Ron Low Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton Oilers [23]

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
June 10, 1985 Miroslav Dvorak ESG Kassel (Germany) Retirement Retired from NHL [42]
August 22, 1985 Bill Barber Retirement Missed 1984–85 season due to knee injury [43]
September 25, 1985 Todd Bergen Minnesota North Stars Retirement Traded to Minnesota on November 29 [24][44]
N/A Tim Young Retirement No official announcement [45]
N/A Jim Dobson New York Rangers Released Signed with New York on December 13 [46]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at the Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on June 15, 1985.[47] The Flyers traded their tenth-round pick, 210th overall, to the Boston Bruins for Ian Armstrong on May 24, 1984.[48]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1985 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA Notes
1 21 Seabrooke, GlenGlen Seabrooke Center  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL) 19 1 6 7 4 &
&
&
&
2 42 Rendall, BruceBruce Rendall Left Wing  Canada Chatham Maroons (OPJHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
3 48 Gilmour, DarrylDarryl Gilmour Goaltender  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
[h]
3 63 Whelan, ShaneShane Whelan Center  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
4 84 Marshall, PaulPaul Marshall Defense  United States Northwood School (N.Y.) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
5 105 Holmes, DarilDaril Holmes Right Wing  Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
6 126 Alexander, KenKen Alexander Defense  United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
7 147 Horacek, TonyTony Horacek Left Wing  Canada Kelowna Wings (WHL) 154 10 19 29 316 &
&
&
&
8 168 Cusack, MikeMike Cusack Forward  United States Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
9 189 Murphy, GordGord Murphy Defense  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL) 862 85 238 323 668 &
&
&
&
11 231 Williams, RodRod Williams Right Wing  Canada Kelowna Wings (WHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
12 252 Maurice, PaulPaul Maurice Defense  Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL) &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL[49][50] and the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL.[51]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied four times by four different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  2. ^ Tied mark set by Brian Propp during the 1984–85 season and subsequently tied by Mike Richards during the 2008–09 season.
  3. ^ Tied mark set during the 1984–85 season.
  4. ^ Tied mark set during the 1976–77 season.
  5. ^ Tied mark set during the 1984–85 season and subsequently tied during the 1987–88 season.
  6. ^ Tied four times. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  7. ^ The Flyers claimed Low off waivers and agreed to a deal which allowed Edmonton to retain Low's rights but would guarantee them Low if Edmonton did not need him as a backup goaltender after Grant Fuhr recovered from an injury.[23] On December 3, the Flyers passed on reacquiring Low and Edmonton returned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Nova Scotia.[23]
  8. ^ The Flyers traded Paul Holmgren to the Minnesota North Stars for the rights to Paul Guay and the North Stars' third-round pick, 48th overall, on February 23, 1984.[48]

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