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This Date In Flyers History...May 24

Tuesday, 05.24.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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This Date In Flyers History...May 24

May 24, 1980...NY Islanders Defeat Flyers, 5-4 in overtime

On this date in 1980, the New York Islanders defeated the Flyers in Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, 5-4 in overtime, in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals. With the win, the Islanders won the series, four games to two.

Down three games to one, the Flyers won Game Five, 6-3, at the Spectrum on May 22 to force a Game Six back in New York.

The Flyers opened the scoring in the game with a power play goal by Reggie Leach at 7:21 of the first period. Defenseman Denis Potvin then scored a power play goal for the Islanders to tie the score at 1-1. The Islanders' Duane Sutter and the Flyers' Brian Propp each scored even strength goals in the first period to make the score 2-2 after the first period.

The Islanders outscored the Flyers, 2-0, in the second period to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission.

The Flyers responded by scoring two goals in the third period (Bob Dailey - 1:47 and John Paddock - 6:02) to tie the score at 4-4 and force overtime.

The Islanders' Bob Nystrom scored his second goal of the game at 7:11 of the first overtime period to give the Islanders the victory, the series win and the Stanley Cup.

Fifteen of the 26 goals that the Islanders scored in the series were scored on the power play. The 15 power play goals against and the 26 goals against in the series set new Flyers records for most power play goals allowed in a series and most goals allowed in a six-game series.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 51 17 41 11 58
C. Giroux 50 16 36 7 52
M. Streit 51 7 28 0 35
W. Simmonds 51 18 14 -3 32
B. Schenn 51 11 20 -2 31
S. Couturier 51 11 12 0 23
M. Read 51 3 15 -8 18
M. Del Zotto 39 5 12 -5 17
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
V. Lecavalier 37 7 7 -9 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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