Rod Brind'Amour's two goals propelled the Flyers to a 4-2 win and the Stanley Cup Finals.
On this date in 1997, the Flyers defeated the New York Rangers at the CoreStates Center, 4-2, in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals. With the win, the Flyers won the series, four games to one, and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the seventh time in franchise history.
Eric Lindros opened the scoring in the game with a power play goal at 5:18 of the first period. The Rangers took a 2-1 lead when they scored back-to-back power play goals twenty six second apart (Alexander Karpovtsev - 12:30 and Esa Tikkanen - 12:56). John LeClair scored the Flyers' second power play goal of the period at 15:53. Rod Brind'Amour closed out the first-period scoring with a goal at 19:06 to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead.
A scoreless second period preceded Brind'Amour's second goal of the game, scored a 6:43 of the third period, to make the final score 4-2.