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This Date In Flyers History...May 11

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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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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