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This Date In Flyers History...May 17

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

May 17, 1987...Flyers Lose To Edmonton, 4-2

On this date in 1987, the Flyers lost to the Oilers in Edmonton, 4-2, in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky opened the scoring in the game with a goal at 15:06 of the first period. The Flyers' Brian Propp tied the score at 1-1 with a goal at 16:08 of the second period.

The Oilers scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the third period to break the tie (Glenn Anderson - 0:48, Paul Coffey - 7:09 and Jari Kurri - 9:11). Flyers right wing Rick Tocchet scored his ninth goal of the playoffs at 10:18 of the third period to close out the scoring in the game.

Gretzky, Coffey and Kurri each posted a goal and an assist in the contest and each would eventually be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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