April 16, 1989 |
How many replays are we going to have to see? How many times are we going to have to watch Ron Hextall flip the bloody puck into the air and follow it sliding down the ice into the Capitals' empty net? How many times are we going to have to listen to some bonehead gleefully exclaim that in the whole history of the NHL playoffs -- all 10,000 games' worth -- this was THE FIRST GOAL EVER BY A GOALIE!! I got up early Wednesday morning, turned on the TV and, no matter where I went, I couldn't get away from the replay.
December 19, 1988 |
Last season the Philadelphia Flyers were off to a slow start largely because their brilliant goaltender Ron Hextall was suspended for the first eight games. This season the Flyers were off to a slow start largely because Hextall was in a terrible slump. Hextall, however, has regained his form and the talented Flyers are on a roll. Rick Tocchet scored twice Sunday night at Philadelphia and Hextall stopped 24 shots to lead the Flyers to a 5-1 victory over Winnipeg.
February 27, 1988 |
Ron Hextall, the colorful and controversial goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, subscribes to the theory that it's better to burn out than it is to rust. "I'd rather have 10 great years than 15 good years," he has said. "I'll go all out the next few years and if I burn out, then I'll burn out. That's our whole team. That's the way we are."
January 18, 1988 |
Rick Tocchet and Brian Propp both scored goals and goalie Ron Hextall saved 28 of 29 shots, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers Sunday night at New York. With the win, the Flyers (23-17-6) continued their recent mastery over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, where they have an 11-2-1 record in their last 14 games. The victory improved the Flyers' lead in the Patrick Division to three points over the New York Islanders, who lost to Buffalo, 5-2, Sunday night.
December 16, 1987 |
It's rather a shame that goaltender Ron Hextall of the Philadelphia Flyers wasn't around a dozen or so seasons ago. The Flyers, who in those days were two-time Stanley Cup champions and known as the Broad Street Bullies, would have loved Hextall and vice versa. The feisty second-year goaltender would have fit right in with Dave Schultz, Bobby Clarke and other Bullies.
December 9, 1987 |
Ron Hextall scored the first legitimate goal by a goaltender in National Hockey League history Tuesday night at Philadelphia in the Flyers' 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. With the Flyers holding a 4-2 lead and time running out, the Bruins removed their goaltender for a sixth attacker. Hextall, often criticized for coming too far out of the crease, retrieved the puck near the right faceoff circle. He shot the puck down the ice and into the empty net.
November 18, 1987 |
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Ron Hextall to a new multi-year contract. Terms of the agreement were not released by the team Tuesday. Hextall, 23, is struggling in his second National Hockey League season after winning the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie last season and recognitions as the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup finals, which the Flyers lost to the Edmonton Oilers. He has a 2-7-2 record with a 3.
June 6, 1987
Did Ron Hextall win the Conn Smythe Trophy (Stanley Cup MVP) only because he's white? MARK S. SCOTT Seal Beach
May 25, 1987 |
A pre-game scuffle, some shoving at the end of periods, Ron Hextall's vicious chop to the legs of Oiler Kent Nilsson--these were all the byproducts of the bile and frustration the Philadelphia Flyers felt as they watched the disciplined Edmonton Oilers outskate and outshoot them, again Sunday night and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. The Oilers' 4-1 playoff victory in front of a sellout crowd was a dramatic fall from grace for the Flyers.
May 9, 1987 |
The Philadelphia Flyers were outshot, 39-18, by the Montreal Canadiens Friday night--but because of goaltender Ron Hextall, they were not outscored. "He was the game's outstanding player and won the game for us," Flyer Coach Mike Keenan said after Hextall's spectacular 36-save effort and Brian Propp's goal with 3:09 left gave the Flyers a 4-3 victory in Game 3 of their NHL semifinal playoff series.