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This Date In Flyers History...May 23

Monday, 05.23.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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This Date In Flyers History...May 23

May 23, 1997...Flyers Defeat Rangers, 3-2

Eric Lindros was named First Star after scoring the game-winning goal with less than seven seconds to play in the game.
On this date in 1997, the Flyers defeated the Rangers in New York, 3-2, in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals. With the win, the Flyers had a three-games-to-one lead in the series.

The teams alternated scoring goals throughout the game. The Flyers' Mikael Renberg opened the scoring in the game with a goal at 7:08 of the first period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

After a scoreless second period, the Rangers' Esa Tikkanen scored a shorthanded goal at 1:41 of the third period to tie the score at 1-1. Flyers center Joel Otto was called for a holding penalty at 15:50. While the Flyers were killing the Rangers' power play attempt, John Druce scored a shorthanded goal to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead with less than four minutes to play in the third period (16:47). About a minute after Druce's goal (17:52), Rangers defenseman Brian Leetch scored a goal to tie the game at 2-2.

Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom received a double-minor penalty for high sticking at 18:25. With the Flyers on the power play, Flyers captain Eric Lindros scored a goal at 19:53 to give the Flyers the 3-2 win.

Lindros' power play goal was actually scored with 6.8 seconds left to play in the third period and became the latest game-winning goal in Flyers playoff history.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 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 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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