IN THE MIDDLE of today's paper is a special page commemorating the Flyers' 1,000th regular-season home win.
Since the Flyers were born in 1967-68, only Montreal and Boston have won more at home. It is a franchise accomplishment created by individual feats. One of Mike Emrick's favorites occurred nearly 30 years ago.
Before Emrick became the voice of the NHL, he was a Flyers' announcer for a couple of seasons in the early 1980s. He recalled quickly (and with impressive detail) the night Bobby Clarke registered his 1,000th career point in a win over the Bruins on March 19, 1981. For Emrick, the night encapsulated Clarke as a player.