One of the best - but least-often mentioned - postseason runs by a Flyers player was the performance of Bob "the Count" Dailey in the 1980 Stanley Cup playoffs. In 19 games, the 6-foot-5 defenseman with the booming slap shot racked up 17 points on four goals and 13 assists while playing some of the best two-way hockey of his nine-season NHL career.
On May 1, 1980, Dailey tied a Flyers franchise record by compiling five points in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Semifinals against the Minnesota North Stars. Dailey scored a second-period power play goal. He also assisted on tallies by Bill Barber (shorthanded), Bobby Clarke (power play), Al Hill and Reggie Leach.
By the end of the night, the Flyers went 4-for-4 on the power play and blanked Minnesota by a 7-0 score. The victory set a new franchise record for the largest margin of victory in a playoff game. The win knotted the series at one game apiece. Paul Holmgren and Brian Propp also scored power play goals for the Flyers, while Phil Myre recorded a 27-save shutout.
The Flyers went on to win the series in five games and advance to the fourth Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.