Lakers’ LeBron James shoots over the Sixers’ Joel Embiid in the All-Star Game Sunday
Lakers’ LeBron James shoots over the Sixers’ Joel Embiid in the All-Star Game Sunday|Associated Press

The Monday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits

Kyle Lowry / New Year’s Eve 1967

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone


>>> Club President Paul Holmgren finished his Flyers playing career with an even 1,600 penalty minutes, the club record at the time. Whose mark had he broken?

(Answer Below)

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>>> Congratulations to Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (Villanova), who Sunday became the first player to have a Perfect Triple-Triple (3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) in NBA All-Star Game history.

>>> The 167 three-point attempts in the All-Star Game were more than seven different teams attempted during the entire 1979-80 season, the first for which the shot existed in the NBA.

>>> BACK-TO-BACK PART I -- Penn played back-to-back Friday/Saturday overtime Ivy League games this past weekend for the fourth time in history. Each of the previous three instances involved the annual trip to Yale/Brown:

Feb. 16, 1968: at Yale, W 71-68 (ot)
Feb. 17, 1968: at Brown, L 49-52 (ot)

Feb. 4, 1977: at Brown, W 69-59 (ot)
Feb. 5, 1977: at Yale, W 77-74 (2 ot)

Feb. 3, 1984: at Yale, L 47-51 (ot)
Feb. 4, 1984: at Brown, L 63-67 (ot)

Feb. 15, 2019: Dartmouth, W 82-79 (ot)
Feb. 16, 2019: Harvard, L 68-75 (ot)

>>> BACK-TO-BACK, PART II -- The Flyers’ home-and-home wins over the Detroit Red Wings this weekend sent us to the archives to find the first time the Flyers had pulled off such a double. And what a double it was.

On Saturday, Dec, 30, 1967, the Orange and Black ruined the opening of the Forum in Los Angeles when Doug Favell shut out the Kings, 2-0, to move the Flyers into first place of the all-expansion team West Division, two points ahead of L.A. That nationally-televised game (CBS) was delayed due to ceremonies and started at 1:35 p.m. local (4:35 p.m. Eastern), about 20 minutes later than scheduled.

The two teams then flew to Philadelphia and met Sunday night (7 p.m. Eastern) at the Spectrum, where the Flyers unleased a 9-1, New Year’s Eve brawl-filled beating on the Kings. A flu-riddled Wayne Rutledge started in goal for L.A., but was replaced (after allowing four goals in the first period) by the legendary Terry Sawchuk, who had been taken by the Kings (from Toronto) in the expansion draft and was seeing his first action in nearly a month following a pulled hamstring.

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>>> Paul Holmgren had broken the Flyers’ career penalty minutes record of Andre DuPont (1,505).

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