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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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November 11, 1984
The Philadelphia Flyers defeat Edmonton, 7-5, at the Spectrum, snapping the Stanley Cup champion Oilers’ NHL record 15-game unbeaten streak (12-0-3) from the start of the season. The Flyers out shoot the Oilers, 46-26, score three goals in a three-minute span of the third period and come back from three Edmonton leads during the game to gain the victory. Goals by Mark Howe and Ilkka Sinisalo just 31 seconds apart with four minutes remaining prove decisive against Edmonton goalie Andy Moog.

Of course, November 11 also marks a tragic event in the history of the Flyers organization. A year after the above factoid the great goal tender Pelle Lindbergh was pronounced dead after a horrific automobile accident the day before. My friends at The 700 Level have more on this today.

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