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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 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 PIT 9 6 2 1 36 22 13
4 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
5 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
6 NYI 10 6 4 0 35 36 12
7 NJD 10 5 3 2 30 34 12
8 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
9 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
10 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
11 PHI 10 4 4 2 32 36 10
12 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
13 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
14 CBJ 9 4 5 0 25 30 8
15 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 10 3 12 1 15
C. Giroux 10 2 11 3 13
W. Simmonds 10 6 2 7 8
M. Streit 10 2 6 1 8
M. Raffl 10 6 1 1 7
B. Schenn 10 3 3 0 6
S. Couturier 10 3 2 -1 5
M. Del Zotto 10 0 5 -2 5
M. Read 10 1 3 -3 4
V. Lecavalier 3 1 2 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Emery 4 1 1 .915 2.74
S. Mason 0 3 1 .878 3.83
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