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This Date In Flyers History...April 3

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
April 3, 1976...Flyers Defeat Sabres, 5-2

On this date in 1976, the Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres at the Spectrum, 5-2.

The Flyers jumped out to a 3-0 second-period lead on goals by Larry Goodenough, Reggie Leach and Bill Barber. The Sabres then responded by scoring two goals to cut the lead to one goal, 3-2, as the teams entered the third period of play.

Third-period goals by Mel Bridgman and Bob Kelly secured the Flyers' victory.

Barber's goal at 4:30 of the second period was his 50th of the season. He became the third player in Flyers history to reach the 50-goal mark, joining Rick                                   
Bill Barber
MacLeish (50 in 1972-73) and Reggie Leach (who
had scored his 61st goal of the season in the game).

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