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This Date In Flyers History...May 21

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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.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 63 19 46 5 65
C. Giroux 62 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 63 25 18 -1 43
M. Streit 63 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 63 12 23 -5 35
S. Couturier 63 12 16 1 28
M. Del Zotto 51 8 17 -5 25
M. Read 63 6 18 -9 24
M. Raffl 48 14 4 6 18
V. Lecavalier 45 7 10 -8 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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