Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thirty-Three Years Ago Today...

On January 11, 1976, the Soviet Red Army Team played the final game of their tour of the NHL against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Broad Street Bullies. Oft described as the only occasion when anyone else in the NHL ever rooted for the Flyers, the game is considered by many Flyers greats (Shero, Clarke) to be the biggest game in Flyers history.

Rather than talk about it myself, I'll just provide a deluge of pics, videos and links (these may be a little repetitive, but they're all pretty awesome).

Soviet anti-Flyers Propaganda

Further Reading:

Flyers Conquer The Red Army (

Flyers versus Red Army (Wikipedia)

Politics Aside, Flyers and Soviets Resume Action Tonight (New York Times)

Bobby Clarke Interview During Intermission (CBC Archives)

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