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This Date In Flyers History...April 26

Tuesday, 04.26.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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This Date In Flyers History...April 26
April 26, 1997...Flyers Defeat Penguins, 6-3

On this date in 1997, the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CoreStates Center, 6-3, in Game Five of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

The Flyers trailed 2-1 as Pittsburgh went on their second power play attempt of the first period due to Petr Svoboda's slashing penalty, called at 16:50. The Penguins had scored a goal on their first power play attempt. Forty eight seconds into the power play, Rod Brind'Amour scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at 2-2. Brind'Amour would score again at 18:32 of the first period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. Brind'Amour's two shorthanded goals tied the NHL record for most shorthanded goals by a player in one period and in one playoff game.

Pittsburgh would open the scoring in the second period on a Ron Francis power play goal to tie the score at 3-3, but the Flyers would
Rod Brind'Amour's two      respond by scoring the final three goals of the game forthe 6-3 victory.
    shorthanded goal,           In addition to Brind'Amour; Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Trent Klatt and
scored 54 seconds             Vaclav Prospal would score a goal for the Flyers.
    apart, were the
 second fastest pair           
The win advanced the Flyers into the Eastern Conference Semifinals
 of shorthanded                    as they defeated the Penguins, four games to one.
goals scored by one
   player in NHL
playoff history.







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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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