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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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