The HBO Sports documentary Broad Street Bullies, a look at one of pro sport's most polarizing teams, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers
Stanley Cup championship squads of the 1970s, has an encore play tonight Tuesday, May 25 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT & 7:00 p.m. CT). This exclusive presentation tells the backstories of these engaging and colorful athletes, who won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975 with a bold, aggressive style that sparked controversy and criticism.
HBO On Demand availability thru June 7.
Playing before adoring fans at the Spectrum, the Philadelphia Flyers
rose to prominence in the 1970s under the guidance of shrewd coach Freddie Shero. With larger-than-life figures like Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Bobby Clarke
, Bill Barber
, Bernie Parent
, Ed Van Impe
, Bill Clement
, Rick MacLeish, "Moose" Dupont, Bob Kelly, Joe Watson
and Gary Dornhoefer
, the team won many games, fought in just about all of them and made numerous enemies. The club's popularity soared as their physically imposing and sometimes bloody style generated headlines across North America.