2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers season

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The 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 43rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).wikipedia
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As a result, the team's goaltending tandem of the past two seasons, starter Martin Biron and backup Antero Niittymaki, signed with the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively, as unrestricted free agents.
Only four other major North American professional sports teams have accomplished this feat (the 1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs, 2004 Boston Red Sox, the 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers, and the 2013–14 Los Angeles Kings).

2010 NHL Winter Classic

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On July 15, the NHL announced that the Flyers would visit Fenway Park to play in the 2010 Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins.
The game, the third Winter Classic, matched the Boston Bruins (the home team) against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Falling behind 3–0 in Game 7, the Flyers pulled off the biggest comeback in franchise history, winning 4–3 on a late goal by Gagne to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only sports teams to win a playoff series after trailing 3–0.
The Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), during their Cinderella run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, came back from three games down to defeat the Boston Bruins to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Fenway Park

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On July 15, the NHL announced that the Flyers would visit Fenway Park to play in the 2010 Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins.
The Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in sudden-death overtime, securing the first home-team victory in the relatively short history of the NHL Winter Classic.

List of Philadelphia Flyers award winners

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2009–10 NHL season

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The 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 43rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Philadelphia Flyers

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The 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 43rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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The 2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 43rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Martin Biron

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As a result, the team's goaltending tandem of the past two seasons, starter Martin Biron and backup Antero Niittymaki, signed with the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively, as unrestricted free agents. The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Antero Niittymäki

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As a result, the team's goaltending tandem of the past two seasons, starter Martin Biron and backup Antero Niittymaki, signed with the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively, as unrestricted free agents. The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Ottawa Senators

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The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Ray Emery

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The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Brian Boucher

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The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Chris Pronger

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The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim Ducks

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The Flyers began the 2009–10 season with some major changes, allowing goaltenders Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki to depart via free agency, replacing them with former Ottawa Senators netminder Ray Emery and former Flyer Brian Boucher, and significantly upgrading the defense with the addition of Chris Pronger from the Anaheim Ducks.

Joffrey Lupul

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Pronger came at a price, costing the Flyers Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and the Flyers' first round draft picks in 2009 and 2010.

Luca Sbisa

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Pronger came at a price, costing the Flyers Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and the Flyers' first round draft picks in 2009 and 2010.

NHL Entry Draft

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Pronger came at a price, costing the Flyers Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and the Flyers' first round draft picks in 2009 and 2010.

John Stevens (ice hockey)

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The season began in earnest but soon began to unravel with mediocre play that cost John Stevens his job in December.

Peter Laviolette

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Peter Laviolette was hired as head coach in order to re-institute accountability and restore success to the Flyers but the results were not immediate, as the Flyers suffered a 2–7–1 stretch after his arrival.

Blair Betts

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Injuries took a major toll on the Flyers, with Blair Betts, Danny Briere, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Kimmo Timonen missing significant numbers of games, but no position was nearly affected as much with injuries as goaltending with Emery suffering a career-threatening injury.

Daniel Brière

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Injuries took a major toll on the Flyers, with Blair Betts, Danny Briere, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Kimmo Timonen missing significant numbers of games, but no position was nearly affected as much with injuries as goaltending with Emery suffering a career-threatening injury.

Jeff Carter

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Injuries took a major toll on the Flyers, with Blair Betts, Danny Briere, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Kimmo Timonen missing significant numbers of games, but no position was nearly affected as much with injuries as goaltending with Emery suffering a career-threatening injury.