Does Philadelphia have a NHL team? Philadelphia Flyers, American professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers have won two Stanley Cup championships (1974, 1975).
Why is Philadelphia called the Flyers? On their way home after seeing a Broadway show, they were looking for a stopper name for their hockey team. “I was thinking of people skating and sliding around the ice,” Phyllis recalls, “and the ‘Flyers’ just popped into my head. Everybody thought it was great.”
When did Philadelphia join the NHL? The Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967 as part of the first wave of expansion beyond the Original Six. The Flyers won their home debut in front of 7,812 fans, shutting out their in-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 19, 1967.
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