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This Date In Flyers History...May 16

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

May 16, 1985...Flyers Defeat Quebec, 3-0


On this date in 1985, the Flyers defeated the Quebec Nordiques at the Spectrum, 3-0, in Game Six of the Wales Conference Finals. With the win, the Flyers won the series, four games to two, and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Rick Tocchet opened the scoring in the game with a goal at 16:32 of the first period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

With Joe Paterson and Brian Propp in the penalty box serving minor penalties, the Nordiques had a two-man advantage for one minute and 23 seconds and looked to tie the score at 1-1. While the Flyers were two-men short, Dave Poulin scored the most famous shorthanded goal in team history. He scored on a breakaway on Quebec goaltender Mario Gosselin to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Quebec would go scoreless on the advantage and in the game as the Flyers cruised to a 3-0 win.

Flyers goaltender Pelle Lindbergh stopped all 15 Nordiques shots to record the shutout.
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