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This Date In Flyers History...April 8

Friday, 04.08.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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This Date In Flyers History...April 8
April 8, 1980...Flyers Defeat Oilers, 4-3 in overtime


On this date in 1980, the Flyers defeated the Edmonton Oilers in the Spectrum, 4-3 in overtime, in Game One of their Preliminary Round series.

The Flyers jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Paul Holmgren and Reggie Leach.

The Oilers responded by scoring two first-period goals to tie the score at 2-2 after the first period.

After a scoreless second period, Edmonton took their first lead of the game on a goal by Don
                      Wayne Gretzky                                 Murdoch at 8:09 of the third period. With less than
                                                                                     two minutes to play in the third period (18:41), the Flyers' Rick MacLeish scored a goal to tie the game at 3-3.

Bobby Clarke scored the game-winning goal at 8:06 of the first overtime period to give the Flyers a 4-3 win and a one-game-to-none lead in the series.

The Flyers outshot the Oilers, 51-17.

In the contest, Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky would record his first NHL playoff goal and his first NHL playoff assist.

The Flyers would win the series, three games to none.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 32 12 30 13 42
C. Giroux 32 10 29 9 39
W. Simmonds 32 14 9 3 23
B. Schenn 32 9 13 6 22
M. Streit 32 4 16 4 20
S. Couturier 32 8 9 0 17
M. Read 32 3 10 -5 13
M. Raffl 24 9 2 3 11
N. Grossmann 32 3 5 6 8
M. Del Zotto 24 2 6 -6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 6 10 5 .921 2.49
R. Emery 6 4 1 .894 3.13
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