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This Date In Flyers History...May 24

Tuesday, 05.24.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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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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