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This Date In Flyers History...May 11

Wednesday, 05.11.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / 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.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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