Paul Holmgren remembers not feeling all that good about his Philadelphia Flyers following a 9-2 loss at the Atlanta Flames on Oct. 13, 1979, their second game of the 1979-80 season.

"And we scored late to make it 9-2," said Holmgren, a forward on that Flyers team.

The despair didn't last long.

"We had to play the next night at home," he said, "and then we didn't lose until Jan. 7."