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This Date In Flyers History...May 21

Saturday, 05.21.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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This Date In Flyers History...May 21

May 21, 1995...Flyers Defeat Rangers, 5-4 in overtime

On this date in 1995, the Flyers defeated the New York Rangers at the Spectrum, 5-4 in overtime, in Game One of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.

The Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Brian Leetch and Petr Nedved. John LeClair opened the scoring for the Flyers with a power play goal at 2:57 of the second period. Pat Verbeek scored the Rangers' third power play goal of the game to increase New York's lead to two goals, 3-1. LeClair then scored his second goal of the period to decrease the Flyers' deficit to one goal, 3-2, as the teams entered the second intermission.

LeClair completed his hat trick with a goal at 12:50 of the third period to tie the score at 3-3. Flyers defenseman Eric Desjardins scored his second goal of the playoffs at 15:11 to give the Flyers their first lead of the game, 4-3. Verbeek tied the game at 4-4 when he scored his second goal of the game with just 19 seconds left to play in the third period (19:41).

Desjardins sent Flyers fans home happy by scoring a goal at 7:03 of the first overtime period to give the Flyers the 5-4 win.

For LeClair, his hat trick was the first of his career in the playoffs.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 171 117 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 153 146 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 53 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 53 8 35 -3 43
W. Simmonds 53 20 16 -7 36
B. Schenn 51 15 15 1 30
S. Gostisbehere 35 9 20 4 29
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
M. Raffl 53 7 7 5 14
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 51 4 9 -8 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 13 14 7 .917 2.65
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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