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Flyers' 20-Game Home Winning Streak

The Flyers' record-tying 20-game home winning streak, set in 1975-76.

Flyers' 20-Game Home Winning Streak

Not only will the Flyers be trying to get the taste of another loss to the Rangers out of their mouths Sunday night in Detroit, they will be trying to keep one of their own NHL records intact.

The Red Wings have won 19 consecutive home games, one off the record set by the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and tied by the Flyers during the 1975-76 season.

Below is the Flyers' record-setting streak (Source: flyershistory.com)

Notable: There was no overtime or shootouts in the 1975-76 regular season; 60 minutes was it. The Red Wings have an OT win and three shootout victories in their current home win streak ... The Flyers outscored their visitors 106-33 over the 20 games, and allowed no more than two goals in any of the last 18 matches ... Reggie Leach and Bill Barber each had five game-winning goals (the goal that gives the Flyers one more than their opponent finished the game with) during the streak. Defenseman Andre DuPont was the only other player with more than one ... The streak covered the last 20 games of the regular season. The Flyers won their first four home playoff games that postseason, but they are not officially included. The Bruins won the Flyers' fifth home playoff game, fitting since Boston had been the the last team to win at the Spectrum during the regular season, a 4-2 decision on Dec. 28 ... The Flyers dropped the 1976-77 home opener on Oct. 7 to the Islanders, 3-0.

 Date  Opponent  Score   Game-Winning Goal  Time  Period  
 Jan. 4  New York Islanders    5-3  Reggie Leach  17:45    3rd
 Jan. 8  Los Angeles Kings    6-4  Bill Barber  19:35  2nd
 Jan. 15  Pittsburgh Penguins    4-1  Reggie Leach    4:24  2nd
 Jan. 22  Atlanta Flames    7-2  Reggie Leach    1:25  2nd
 Feb. 5  Vancouver Canucks    6-1  Larry Goodenough (pp)   19:36  1st
 Feb. 7  St. Louis Blues    8-2  Mel Bridgman (pp)  13:05  1st
 Feb. 8  New York Islanders    4-2  Andre DuPont  15:34  2nd
 Feb. 12  New York Rangers    6-1  Bill Barber    1:15  2nd
 Feb. 15  Montreal Canadiens    2-1  Bill Barber    0:14  3rd
 Feb. 26  Minnesota North Stars    3-2  Bill Barber (pp)    9:30  2nd
 Feb. 29  California Golden Seals     6-1  Joe Watson    1:37  2nd
 March 6  Detroit Red Wings    6-1  Gary Dornhoefer (pp)  11:42  1st
 March 7  Kansas City Scouts    4-1  Reggie Leach    1:08  2nd
 March 11  Buffalo Sabres    6-1  Reggie Leach  10:17  1st
 March 14  Atlanta Flames    6-1  Bob Kelly  16:20  1st
 March 18  Vancouver Canucks    3-2  Dave Schultz  13:07  3rd
 March 21  Toronto Maple Leafs    4-2  Terry Crisp  16:52  3rd
 March 25   New York Rangers    4-1  Andre DuPont  10:36  2nd
 April 1  Washington Capitals  11-2  Orest Kindrachuk    6:23  1st
 April 3  Buffalo Sabres    5-2  Bill Barber    4:30  2nd
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