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This Week in Flyers History 5/6-5/12

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. May 6, 1976 Flyers 6, Bruins 3 — In an HBO special, Robert Wuhl recently parroted the old maxim: “When the legend is better than fact, print the legend.” That certainly applied to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Long-held rumor was that Reggie Leach didn’t show up to the pregame, and his linemates Bill Barber and Bob Clarke were dispatched to find him …

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This Week in Flyers History 4/29-5/5

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. April 29, 1976 Flyers 2, Bruins 1 (OT) — Reggie Leach’s white-hot playoffs continue, as he scored at the 13:38 mark of the first extra session to give the Flyers a win in Game 2 of this Semifinal. The goal evened the series at one game apiece. April 29, 1980 North Stars 6, Flyers 5 — Ken Linseman scored twice, while Al Hill and Tom …

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Flyers-Devils in the second round

For the ninth straight time, the road team won a Game 7 overtime, as the New Jersey Devils nipped the Florida Panthers by a 2-1 count early this morning in Broward County. That sets up the fifth-seeded Flyers taking on the six-seed Devils in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. (et) in Philadelphia. These clubs last met in the postseason two years ago, with Brian Boucher outperforming Martin Brodeur in a five-game Flyers’ first-round triumph. The Orange and Black have won the last two playoff meetings, in 2004 and 2010, after dropping the first two, in painful …

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Pair of ex-Pens prove worth, true value still dormant

It’s no secret who the Philadelphia Flyers’ secret weapons were in their first-round triumph against presumptive Stanley Cup favorite Pittsburgh: Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot. And they helped execute that task with a combination of slickness, skill and all the down and dirty stuff you’d expect from guys who have seen it all and done it all before and came through as champions. “There’s nothing magic about it but I think this team was really well prepared and it showed,” Talbot admitted in Sunday’s postgame. Still, it would be a Hell of a thing, and a major disappointment to boot, …

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This Week in Flyers History 4/22-4/28

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Flyers History, which seeks to fill in the gaps in fans’ collective memories and to give them a hand up when their friends question their hockey knowledge. April 22, 1976 Maple Leafs 8, Flyers 5 — Darryl Sittler ties and NHL record with five goals and Toronto forces a deciding Game 7 in this Quarterfinal series thanks to a high-scoring affair at Maple Leaf Gardens. April 22, 1981 Flyers 9, Flames 4 — Brian Propp nets a natural hat trick in a five-goal first period — his first career three-goal effort — …