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This Date In Flyers History...May 2

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
May 2, 2000...Flyers Defeat Penguins, 4-3 in overtime

On this date in 2000, the Flyers defeated the Penguins in Pittsburgh, 4-3 in overtime, in Game Three of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.

The Flyers led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Andy Delmore and Keith Jones. Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka each scored a second-period goal to tie the game at 2-2.

John LeClair scored a goal at 7:27 of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead, but Jagr scored a goal at 14:28 to tie the game at 3-3.

Delmore scored his second goal of the game at 11:01 of the first overtime period to give the Flyers their first win of the series.

Jones posted a point on three of the Flyers four goals in the game (1G,2A). Jagr recorded three points (2G,1A) to lead the Penguins.

Delmore's two goals were his first NHL playoff goals. He also became the first Flyers rookie defenseman to score two goals in a playoff game, became the fifth defenseman in NHL history since expansion to have two goals in a playoff game and became the fifth rookie defenseman in NHL history to score an overtime goal in a playoff game.

With the win, the Flyers trailed in the series, two games to one, with Game Four to be played in Pittsburgh two nights later.

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