The first head coach in Flyers history, Keith Allen, was at the helm for the franchise's inaugural two seasons but failed to produce a winning record in either one.
An expansion squad during the 1967-68 campaign, Philadelphia held its own, managing to finish just one game under .500 with a 31-32-11 regular season mark. The Orange and Black even earned a playoff berth but were promptly dismissed in the opening round by the St. Louis Blues.
Unfortunately, the Flyers took a step back in Allen's second season.
Philly won just 20 games the next year finishing 15 games below .500 with Allen producing just a .401 winning percentage. Surprisingly, the Flyers still qualified for the postseason but were bounced by the Blues once again, this time in a sweep.
Allen's 51 regular season triumphs in Philadelphia are the sixth-lowest in franchise history, while the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native produced just a 3-8 mark in the playoffs.