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JVR’s First NHL Hat Trick Leads 4-1 Win, Flyers Earn Another 100-Point Season

Mar 28, 2011, 10:33 PM EDT

Jeff Carter opened up the scoring for the Flyers, and James van
Riemsdyk followed up with three goals of his own to beat the Islanders
4-1. It was only the Isles, but it was definitely a relief to see the
Flyers steamroll someone after four straight games going into a
shootout. The team now has two hat tricks against Rick DiPietro this
season, with Scott Hartnell tallying the first one in January.

The team shared a great stat after last night’s game—in earning 100
points for the season, the Flyers now have 18 100-point seasons, which
ties them with the Bruins for most 100-point seasons in NHL history.
Considering the Flyers joined the league in 1967 and the Bruins—an
Original Six team (in existence since 1924)—that’s a testament to the
quality of hockey we’ve had in Philadelphia. In the modern era, the
Flyers have almost always been competitive. A third Stanley Cup would
really serve as the ultimate reminder, but the milestone is certainly
worth noting on its own. (Pic via the Flyers)