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This Date In Flyers History...May 20

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

May 20, 2004...Flyers Defeat Lightning, 5-4 in overtime


On this date in 2004, the Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wachovia Center, 5-4 in overtime, in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals.

In a game that featured several lead changes, Flyers left wing Simon Gagne ended the suspense with a goal at 18:18 of the first overtime period to give the Flyers a 5-4 win and force a deciding seventh game in Tampa Bay two nights later.

The Flyers led after first period by a score of 2-1 on goals by Gagne and Keith Primeau. Tamap Bay outscored the Flyers, 3-1, in the second period to take a 4-3 lead as the teams entered the second intermission.

The Flyers still trailed, 4-3, with under two minutes to play in the third period, when Primeau scored his second goal of the game at 18:11 to tie the score at 4-4.

Primeau, the Flyers' captain, recorded a point on four of the Flyers' five goals in the contest (2G,2A). Gagne (2G) and Jeremy Roenick (2A) each posted two points in the game.
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