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This Date In Flyers History...April 27

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
April 27, 1989...Flyers Defeat Pittsburgh, 6-2

On this date in 1989, the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Spectrum, 6-2, in Game Six of the Patrick Division Finals.

The Flyers opened the scoring in the game with two first-period goals by Tim Kerr.

Pittsburgh would cut the Flyers' lead to one goal twice in the second period, 2-1 at 2:18 and 3-2 at 5:24, but the Flyers would score the final three goals of the game to make the final score 6-2.

In addition to Kerr, Derrick Smith (2), Ron Sutter and Brian Propp would each score at least a goal for the Flyers.

The Flyers' win evened the series at three games apiece.

With his two goals in the game, Kerr set new team records          Tim Kerr's 10 goals against
for most goals and most points in a playoff series.                           Pittsburgh in the 1989 Patrick of He  would finish the series with 10 goals and five assists              Division Finals were two short of for 15 points.His five power play goals in the series                        the NHL record for most goals in
 set a new  team record for most power play goals in                       a playoff series
 playoff series.                                                                                                  

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