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1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Wales Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Wales
1984–85 record 53–20–7
Home record 32–4–4
Road record 21–16–3
Goals for 348
Goals against 241
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Dave Poulin
Alternate captains None
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 16,951[1]
Team leaders
Goals Tim Kerr (54)
Assists Brian Propp (54)
Points Tim Kerr (98)
Penalties in minutes Dave Brown (165)
Wins Pelle Lindbergh (40)
Goals against average Bob Froese (2.41)

The 1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 18th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers reached the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals.

Mike Keenan, a relative unknown at the time, was hired in 1984 to coach the team, and named second-year player Dave Poulin team captain. Behind the goaltending of Pelle Lindbergh (who led the league with 40 wins and won the Vezina Trophy) and two 40-goal scorers, Kerr and Propp, the Flyers posted a record of 53–20–7, good enough to be the best in the NHL. The Flyers would roll through the playoffs by sweeping the Rangers in three games, defeating the Islanders in five, and beating Quebec in six to return to the Stanley Cup Finals. Though they defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Oilers in Game 1 by a score of 4–1 at home, Edmonton won the next four games and the series.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 20 7 348 241 113
Washington Capitals 80 46 25 9 322 240 101
New York Islanders 80 40 34 6 345 312 86
New York Rangers 80 26 44 10 295 345 62
New Jersey Devils 80 22 48 10 264 346 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 24 51 5 276 385 53


PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1985 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tim Kerr 12 74 54 44 98 57 12 10 4 14 13
Brian Propp 26 76 43 54 97 43 19 8 10 18 6
Dave Poulin 20 73 30 44 74 59 11 3 5 8 6
Ilkka Sinisalo 23 70 36 37 73 16 19 6 1 7 0
Murray Craven 32 80 26 35 61 30 19 4 6 10 11
Peter Zezel 25 65 15 46 61 26 19 1 8 9 28
Mark Howe 2 73 18 39 57 31 19 3 8 11 6
Ron Sutter 14 73 16 29 45 94 19 4 8 12 28
Brad McCrimmon 10 66 8 35 43 81 11 2 1 3 15
Lindsay Carson 18 77 20 19 39 123 17 0 3 3 24
Derrick Smith 24 77 17 22 39 31 19 2 5 7 16
Rick Tocchet 22 75 14 25 39 181 19 3 4 7 72
Thomas Eriksson 27 72 10 29 39 36 9 0 0 0 6
Doug Crossman 3 80 4 33 37 65 19 4 6 10 38
Len Hachborn 11 40 5 17 22 23 4 0 3 3 0
Brad Marsh 8 77 2 18 20 91 19 0 6 6 65
Miroslav Dvorak 9 47 3 14 17 4 13 0 1 1 4
Todd Bergen 42 14 11 5 16 4 17 4 9 13 8
Rich Sutter 15 56 6 10 16 89 11 3 0 3 10
Dave Brown 21 57 3 6 9 165 11 0 0 0 59
Tim Young 6 20 2 6 8 12 - - - - -
Ed Hospodar 17 50 3 4 7 130 18 1 1 2 69
Glen Cochrane 29 18 0 3 3 100 - - - - -
Ray Allison 19 11 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2
Ross Fitzpatrick 34 5 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Bob Froese (G) 35 17 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 2
Paul Guay 34 2 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Pelle Lindbergh (G) 31 65 0 0 0 4 18 0 1 1 0
Joe Paterson 28 6 0 0 0 31 17 3 4 7 70
Steve Smith 5 2 0 0 0 7 - - - - -
Mike Stothers 44 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Darren Jensen (G) 33 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bench X 8

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Pelle Lindbergh 31 65 3858 40 17 7 194 2 .899 3.02 18 1008 12 6 42 3 .914 2.50
Bob Froese 35 17 923 13 2 0 37 1 .913 2.41 4 146 0 1 11 0 .845 4.52
Darren Jensen 33 1 60 0 1 0 7 0 .767 7.00 - - - - - - - -

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Tim Kerr
Pelle Lindbergh
Jack Adams Award Mike Keenan
NHL First All-Star Team Pelle Lindbergh (G)
NHL Player of the Month Pelle Lindbergh (April)[2]
NHL Player of the Week Pelle Lindbergh (November 19)
Ilkka Sinisalo (March 12)[3]
Pelle Lindbergh (April 8)[4]
Vezina Trophy Pelle Lindbergh
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Brad McCrimmon
Bobby Clarke Trophy Pelle Lindbergh
Class Guy Award Brad Marsh

RecordsEdit

NHL player
Player Record Mark
Tim Kerr Goals, one playoff period 4 [5]
Tim Kerr Points, one playoff period 4 [5]
Tim Kerr Powerplay goals, one playoff game 3 [5]
Tim Kerr Powerplay goals, one playoff period 3 [5]

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1984–85 season.

TradesEdit

October 10, 1984
To Philadelphia Flyers
Murray Craven
Joe Paterson
To Detroit Red Wings
Darryl Sittler
October 16, 1984
To Philadelphia Flyers
Tim Young
To Winnipeg Jets
futures
March 12, 1985
To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd round pick in 1986
To Vancouver Canucks
Glen Cochrane

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Darren Jensen Fort Wayne (IHL) free agency (5/1)
Bobby Clarke signed as GM (5/15)
Ed Hospodar Hartford free agency (7/25)
Nick Kypreos North Bay (OHL) free agency (9/30)
Don Nachbaur Hershey (AHL) free agency (10/4)
Al Hill Hershey (AHL) free agency (10/8)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Bobby Clarke retirement (5/15)

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.[6]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
2 22 Greg Smyth Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHL)
2 27 Scott Mellanby Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Henry Carr H.S. (Toronto)
2 37 Jeff Chychrun Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
3 43 Dave McLay Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Wings (WHL)
3 47 John Stevens Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 79 David Hanson Center Flag of the United States United States Grand Forks H.S. (N. Dakota)
5 100 Brian Dobbin Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHL)
6 121 John Dzikowski Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
7 142 Tom Allen Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
8 163 Luke Vitale Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Henry Carr H.S. (Toronto)
9 184 Billy Powers Forward Flag of the United States United States Matignon High School (Mass.)
10 204 Daryn Fersovich Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
12 245 Juraj Bakos Defenseman Flag of Slovakia Slovakia HC Kosice (Czech)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL and the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL.[7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Co-winner with Brian Hayward of the Winnipeg Jets
  3. Co-winner with Rick Wamsley of the St. Louis Blues
  4. Co-winner with Joe Mullen of the St. Louis Blues
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 April 13, 1985 vs. NY Rangers
  6. hockeydb.com, 1984 NHL Entry Draft
  7. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  8. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1984–85
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)

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