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This Date In Flyers History...April 26

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
April 26, 1997...Flyers Defeat Penguins, 6-3

On this date in 1997, the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CoreStates Center, 6-3, in Game Five of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

The Flyers trailed 2-1 as Pittsburgh went on their second power play attempt of the first period due to Petr Svoboda's slashing penalty, called at 16:50. The Penguins had scored a goal on their first power play attempt. Forty eight seconds into the power play, Rod Brind'Amour scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game at 2-2. Brind'Amour would score again at 18:32 of the first period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. Brind'Amour's two shorthanded goals tied the NHL record for most shorthanded goals by a player in one period and in one playoff game.

Pittsburgh would open the scoring in the second period on a Ron Francis power play goal to tie the score at 3-3, but the Flyers would
Rod Brind'Amour's two      respond by scoring the final three goals of the game forthe 6-3 victory.
    shorthanded goal,           In addition to Brind'Amour; Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Trent Klatt and
scored 54 seconds             Vaclav Prospal would score a goal for the Flyers.
    apart, were the
 second fastest pair           
The win advanced the Flyers into the Eastern Conference Semifinals
 of shorthanded                    as they defeated the Penguins, four games to one.
goals scored by one
   player in NHL
playoff history.

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