This Date In Flyers History...May 19
Thursday, 05.19.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
May 19, 1974...Flyers Win Stanley Cup
On this date in 1974, the Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins at the Spectrum, 1-0, in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals. With the win, the Flyers won the series, four games to two, and captured the first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.
The Bruins' Terry O'Reilly was called for a hooking penalty at 13:58 of the first period. Fifty seconds into the Flyers' power play attempt (at 14:48), Flyers center Rick MacLeish deflected Andre Dupont's shot past Boston goaltender Gilles Gilbert to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. It would be the only goal of the game.
Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent stopped all 30 Bruins shots to record the shutout.
Prior to the game, Kate Smith appeared in person to perform "God Bless America."
The Flyers became the first expansion team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup.
Parent was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after posting a 12-5 record and 2.02 goals-against average in 17 games.
Click here to hear Gene Hart say those magic words