This Date In Flyers History...May 17
Tuesday, 05.17.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
May 17, 1987...Flyers Lose To Edmonton, 4-2
On this date in 1987, the Flyers lost to the Oilers in Edmonton, 4-2, in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky opened the scoring in the game with a goal at 15:06 of the first period. The Flyers' Brian Propp tied the score at 1-1 with a goal at 16:08 of the second period.
The Oilers scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the third period to break the tie (Glenn Anderson - 0:48, Paul Coffey - 7:09 and Jari Kurri - 9:11). Flyers right wing Rick Tocchet scored his ninth goal of the playoffs at 10:18 of the third period to close out the scoring in the game.
Gretzky, Coffey and Kurri each posted a goal and an assist in the contest and each would eventually be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.