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This Date In Flyers History...May 5

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This Date In Flyers History...May 5
May 5, 1974...Flyers Defeat NY Rangers, 4-3

Gary Dornhoefer's two-goal game helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals.


On this date in 1974, the Flyers defeated the New York Rangers at the Spectrum, 4-3, in Game Seven of their Semifinal series. With the win, the Flyers advanced to their first Stanley Cup Finals.

The Rangers Bill Fairbairn opened the scoring in the game with an even-strength goal at 13:43 of the first period. About a minute after Fairbairn's goal (14:40), Flyers center Rick MacLeish tied the score at 1-1 by scoring a power play goal while Walt Tkaczuk was in the penalty box serving an elbowing penalty.

The Flyers then outscored the Rangers, 2-0, in the second period on goals by Orest Kindrachuk and Gary Dornhoefer.

Steve Vickers scored a goal at 8:49 of the third period to cut the Flyers lead to just one goal, 3-2. The Flyers responded quickly as Dornhoefer scored his second goal of the game just 12 seconds after Vickers goal (9:01) to make the score 4-2. Pete Stemkowski scored at 14:34 to make the score 4-3, but the Rangers would not score again and the Flyers held on for a 4-3 victory in Game Seven.

Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent stopped 31 of 34 shots faced in the game, including 14 of 15 shots faced in the third period, while Rangers goaltender Eddie Giacomin allowed four goals on 46 Flyers shots.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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