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1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
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
Goals against 241
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Dave Poulin
Alternate captains Brad Marsh
Arena The 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)
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).

A month into the 1985–86 season, Pelle Lindbergh was fatally injured in a car accident. The team rallied and showed perseverance by garnering the best record in the Wales Conference and matching their win total (53) from the previous year. Tim Kerr scored 58 goals and the defense pairing of Mark Howe and Brad McCrimmon led the league in plus/minus with a +85 and a +83 respectively. Bob Froese filled in admirably in net for Lindbergh, being named a 2nd Team All-Star and sharing the William M. Jennings Trophy with teammate Darren Jensen. Despite their regular season success, an emotionally exhausted Flyers team lost in the first round of the playoffs to a "Cinderella" Rangers team in five games.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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

Game logEdit

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

1985–86 game log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1986 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
Brian Propp 26 72 40 57 97 47 5 0 2 2 4
Tim Kerr 12 76 58 26 84 79 5 3 3 6 8
Mark Howe 2 77 24 58 82 36 5 0 4 4 0
Ilkka Sinisalo 23 74 39 37 76 31 5 2 2 4 2
Dave Poulin 20 79 27 42 69 49 5 2 0 2 2
Pelle Eklund 9 70 15 51 66 12 5 0 2 2 0
Ron Sutter 14 75 18 42 60 159 5 0 2 2 10
Brad McCrimmon 10 80 13 43 56 85 5 2 0 2 2
Murray Craven 32 78 21 33 54 34 5 0 3 3 4
Peter Zezel 25 79 17 37 54 76 5 3 1 4 4
Doug Crossman 3 80 6 37 43 55 5 0 1 1 4
Rich Sutter 15 78 14 25 39 199 5 2 0 2 19
Rick Tocchet 22 69 14 21 35 284 5 1 2 3 26
Lindsay Carson 18 50 9 12 21 84 1 0 0 0 5
Dave Brown 21 76 10 7 17 277 5 0 0 0 16
Brad Marsh 8 79 0 13 13 123 5 0 0 0 2
Derrick Smith 24 69 6 6 12 57 4 0 0 0 10
Ed Hospodar 17 17 3 1 4 55 - - - - -
Thomas Eriksson 27 43 0 4 4 16 - - - - -
Don Nachbaur 42 5 1 1 2 7 - - - - -
Dave Richter 5 50 0 2 2 138 5 0 0 0 21
Daryl Stanley 29 33 0 2 2 69 1 0 0 0 2
Bo Berglund 37 7 0 2 2 4 - - - - -
Bob Froese (G) 35 51 0 1 1 8 5 0 1 1 0
Darren Jensen (G) 30 29 0 1 1 2 - - - - -
Mike Stothers 44 6 0 1 1 6 3 0 0 0 4
Pelle Lindbergh (G) 31 8 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Glenn Resch (G) 33 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Joe Paterson 28 5 0 0 0 12 - - - - -
Kevin McCarthy 36 4 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Ross Fitzpatrick 39 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Steve Smith 36 2 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Scott Mellanby 19 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Carl Mokosak 36 1 0 0 0 5 - - - - -
Bench X 10

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
Bob Froese 35 51 2728 31 10 3 116 5 .909 2.55 5 293 2 3 15 0 .880 3.07
Darren Jensen 30 29 1436 15 9 1 88 2 .884 3.68 - - - - - - - -
Pelle Lindbergh 31 8 480 6 2 0 23 1 .884 2.88 - - - - - - - -
Glenn Resch 33 5 187 1 2 0 10 0 .881 3.21 1 7 0 0 1 0 .000 8.57

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Bob Froese
Mark Howe
Mike Keenan (Coach)
Tim Kerr
Dave Poulin
Brian Propp
NHL First All-Star Team Mark Howe (D)
NHL Player of the Month Bob Froese (April)
NHL Player of the Week Bob Froese (December 29)
Bob Froese (January 9)
Bob Froese (March 17)[2]
NHL Plus-Minus Award Mark Howe
NHL Second All-Star Team Bob Froese (G)
William M. Jennings Trophy Bob Froese
Darren Jensen
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Howe
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mark Howe
Class Guy Award Murray Craven

RecordsEdit

NHL player
Player Record Mark
Tim Kerr Powerplay goals, one season 34

TransactionsEdit

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions before/during the 1985–86 season.

TradesEdit

October 11, 1985
To Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Seguin
2nd round pick in 1986
To Los Angeles Kings
Paul Guay
4th round pick in 1986
November 29, 1985
To Philadelphia Flyers
Bo Berglund
Dave Richter
To Minnesota North Stars
Ed Hospodar
Todd Bergen
December 6, 1985
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Los Angeles Kings
Len Hachborn
December 18, 1985
To Philadelphia Flyers
4th round pick in 1986
To Los Angeles Kings
Joe Paterson
March 11, 1986
To Philadelphia Flyers
Glenn Resch
To New Jersey Devils
3rd round pick in 1986

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Tim Tookey Baltimore (AHL) free agency (7/11)
Kevin McCarthy Pittsburgh free agency (7/19)
Carl Mokosak Los Angeles free agency (7/23)
Steve Martinson New Haven (AHL) free agency (9/30)
Dave Farrish St. Catharines (AHL) free agency (10/7)
Florent Robidoux Milwaukee (IHL) free agency (10/8)
Shawn MacKenzie Maine (AHL) free agency (1/15)
Craig Berube Medicine Hat (WHL) free agency (3/19)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Miroslav Dvorak retirement (6/10)
Bill Barber retirement (8/22)
Todd Bergen retirement (9/25)
Pelle Lindbergh died after car accident (11/11)

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 21 Glen Seabrooke Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
2 42 Bruce Rendall Left wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chatham Jr. B (OPJHL)
3 48 Darryl Gilmour Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
4 63 Shane Whelan Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
5 84 Paul Marshall Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Northwood Prep (N.Y.)
5 105 Daril Holmes Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
6 126 Ken Alexander Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
7 147 Tony Horacek Left wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Wings (WHL)
8 168 Mike Cusack Forward Flag of the United States United States Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
9 189 Gord Murphy Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
11 231 Rod Williams Right wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Wings (WHL)
12 252 Paul Maurice Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL and the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. Co-winner with Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers
  3. hockeydb.com, 1985 NHL Entry Draft
  4. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  5. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1985–86
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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