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This Date In Flyers History...May 11

Wednesday, 05.11.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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This Date In Flyers History...May 11
May 11, 1997...Flyers Defeat Sabres, 6-3

Eric Lindros' goal on a penalty shot was the first successful attempt in Flyers playoff history.


On this date in 1997, the Flyers defeated the Sabres in Buffalo, 6-3, in Game Five of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. With the win, the Flyers won the series, four games to one, and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

After a scoreless first period, the Flyers started the scoring in the game with three straight goals over a four-minute span of the second period. John LeClair (5:27) and Eric Lindros (8:32) each scored a goal. Lindros scored his second goal of the game at 9:13 on a penalty shot attempt against Sabres goaltender Steve Shields to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead.

Buffalo responded by scoring three of the next four goals in the second period to cut the Flyers lead to one goal as the teams entered the second intermission.

The Flyers Shjon Podein scored at 6:00 of the third period to give the Flyers a 5-3 lead and then Dainius Zubrus scored his second goal of the game into an empty net to secure the Flyers 6-3 win.

Flyers center Rod Brind Amour posted three assists in the contest, while Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall stopped 21 of 24 shots faced to record the win.

Eric Lindros goal on a penalty shot attempt was the first, and only, successful attempt in franchise playoff history. The Flyers were unsuccessful on their first three attempts in a playoff game and have been successful on just one of six attempts in a playoff game in team history.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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