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This Date In Flyers History...April 2

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
April 2, 1972...Flyers Lose At Buffalo, 3-2




On this date in 1972, the Flyers lost to the Sabres in Buffalo, 3-2.

The Flyers led 2-0 through the first 30 minutes of the game on goals by Bobby Clarke and Rick Foley. A second-period goal by Gilbert Perreault cut the Flyers' lead to one goal, 2-1, as the teams entered the second intermission. Rene Robert scored at 8:47 of the third period to tie the score at 2-2.

The Sabres' Gerry Meehan then scored the game-winning goal with just four seconds left to play in the game.

Flyers goaltender Doug Favell allowed three goals on 27 shots faced to record the loss.

The loss eliminated the Flyers from the playoffs. The Flyers needed a win or a tie in this game, their last of the regular season, to qualify for the playoffs.
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