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Spectrum Classic Clips: Fastest Playoff Goals

Wednesday, 07.8.2009 / 2:06 PM ET / News
By Kevin Kurz  - philadelphiaflyers.com
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Spectrum Classic Clips: Fastest Playoff Goals

Throughout the summer months, philadelphiaflyers.com will dig through the archives here at the Wachovia Center and take a look back at some classic moments in the history of the Wachovia Spectrum as the building prepares to close its doors forever.

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In 1975-76, the Philadelphia Flyers were attempting to win their third straight Stanley Cup. In the quarterfinals, they went up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in what would prove to be a long and evenly played series. The Flyers won the first two games at the Spectrum fairly easily, with a 4-1 win in Game 1 and a 3-1 victory in Game 2. The series shifted back to Maple Leaf Gardens for the next two games, with the Toronto coming away with a pair of one-goal victories.

A pivotal Game 5 was back at the Spectrum on April 20, 1976, and the Flyers were determined to retake the series lead. Already holding a 2-1 second period advantage, Gary Dornhoefer and Don Saleski scored just 13 seconds apart to give the home team a three-goal cushion. The goals still stand as the fastest two scores in the playoffs in franchise history.

Philadelphia cruised to a 7-1 win behind Saleski's hat trick, and eventually won the series in seven games.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 130 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
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10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
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M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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