Why are they called the Broad Street Bullies? The 1972-73 Philadelphia Flyers received their “Broad Street Bullies” nickname for their rough play and record-breaking accumulation of penalty minutes. The nickname was christened following an away game with the Atlanta Flames on January 3, 1973.
Why are they called the Philadelphia 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.”
What were the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers collectively known as? Broad Street Bullies (1971–1981)
Who won the Flyers game tonight? Tkachuk leads Senators past Flyers 4-2 in teams’ finale.