Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Peter's Road To 100

Pete Laviolette is the ninth coach to reach 100 victories with the Flyers.

Peter's Road To 100

( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer ) Daily News/Inquirer

Tuesday, Peter Laviolette (above) became the ninth Flyers' coach to reach 100 regular season victories with the Orange and Black.

Only Mike Keenen (152) and Pat Quinn (171) did it in fewer games than Laviolette (180).

Fred Shero, the club's all-time leader with 308 wins, is the only coach to reach 200. Mike Keenan's 190 is second-best in club history.

Here are the Flyers 100-win coaches chronologically with their record when they reached triple digits and the score of the game that did the trick.

 Coach  Date  Record  Opponent  Score 
 Fred Shero  March 3, 1974  100-  82-35   Canadiens  6-0
 Pat Quinn  Feb. 21, 1981  100-  37-34  at Kings  3-1
 Bob McCammon   Jan. 19, 1984  100-  56-28  Devils  2-0
 Mike Keenan  March 20, 1986   100-  41-11  Penguins  5-1
 Paul Holmgren  Oct. 13, 1991  100-115-30  Devils  4-2
 Terry Murray  March 2, 1997  100-  57-27  at Whalers  5-2
 Ken Hitchcock  March 30, 2005  100-  47-41  Devils  2-1
 John Stevens  March 14, 2009  100-  81-32  Rangers  4-2
 Peter Laviolette  Jan. 10, 2012  100-  59-21  at Hurricanes   2-1
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