Flyers Are Good At Taking The Fifth

The Flyers entered Wednesday night with a 3-6 record in Game 4s of best-of-seven series in which they take a 3-0 lead. Let's now make that 3-7, but know that historically, they have nailed the coffin shut after that.

In the six Game 5s that followed those Game 4 losses, the Flyers are 5-1 and have won five in a row:

 Year  Round  Opponent  Result   Game-Winning Goal 
 1975  Semifinal  Islanders  L  1-5  —
 1980  Quarterfinal  Rangers  W 3-1  Behn Wilson
 1985  Division Final  at Islanders   W 1-0  Ilkka Sinisalo
 1997  Conference Quarterfinal   Penguins  W 6-3  John LeClair
 1997  Conference Semifinal  at Sabres  W 6-3  Dainius Zubrus
 2000  Conference Quarterfinal  Sabres  W 5-2  Daymond Langkow 

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