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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
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S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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