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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

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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