The Flyers are now 4-0-1 in games when they retire a jersey number.
More interestingly, each of the first four times they retired a number (below), one of the team's active players in that game would eventually have his number retired. We'll see how that plays out.
Notable: Parent actually wore No. 1 for only about 60% of his regular season games with the Flyers. In his first stint with the club (1967-71), he wore No. 30. When he returned in 1973, backup goaltender Bobby Taylor was wearing No. 30 ... Clarke actually wore a different number for one game. On Feb. 27, 1981, his No. 16 jersey was stolen before a game in Winnipeg against the Jets, so he wore a No. 36.
|Date||Player||No.||Opponent||Result||Played for Flyers|
|April 3, 1975||Barry Ashbee||4||New York Rangers||T 1-1||Barber, Clarke, Parent|
|Oct. 11, 1979||Bernie Parent||1||New York Islanders||W 5-2||Barber, Clarke|
|Nov. 15, 1984||Bobby Clarke||16||Hartford Whalers||W 6-1||Howe|
|Oct. 11, 1990||Bill Barber||7||New Jersey Devils||W 7-4||Howe|
|March 6, 2012||Mark Howe||2||Detroit Red Wings||W 3-2||—|