Claude Giroux scoring a goal just 32 seconds into the Flyers’ Game 6 clincher against the Penguins was pretty quick, but just the eighth earliest goal in Flyers’ playoff history. They have now scored 16 goals in the first minute of a postseason game (see list below).
As usual, much thanks to flyershistory.com for having all those Flyers playoff summaries available at our fingertips.
♦ They are just 8-8 in those 16 games. All 8 wins have come at home (8-1).
♦ The Penguins have surrendered three of the 16 “Minute Goals." (At right, Marc-Andre Fleury watches Sunday's first goal.)
♦ Terry Murray holds the Flyers record for quickest playoff goal, scoring seven seconds into a preliminary round contest in Quebec in 1981.
♦ Murray’s goal is tied for the second quickest playoff goal in league history. The Kings’ Don Kozak scored six seconds into a 1977 game agains the Bruins.
♦ Giroux’s goal wasn’t even the fastest for a Flyer named Claude. Claude Lapointe opened the scoring 21 seconds into a 2003 game at Ottawa.
♦ Giroux’s goal was the third earliest tally in a Flyers series clincher (*) and the earlier tally in a Game 6 for the Orange and Black. Eric Lindros and Gary Dornhoefer are the others.
♦ Reggie Leach scored twice in the opening minute of games during the 1976 Stanley Cup Finals. Too bad the Flyers forgot to win any contests in that series.
♦ Leach and Dornhoefer are the only Flyers with two goals on the list.
|0:07||April 12, 1981||Terry Murray||at Nordiques||4||L 3-4 (ot)||W 3-2|
|0:14||April 26, 1997||Eric Lindros||Penguins||*5||W 6-3||W 4-1|
|0:19||May 13, 1975||Gary Dornhoefer||Islanders||*7||W 4-1||W 4-3|
|0:21||May 9, 1976||Reggie Leach||at Canadiens||1||L 3-4||L 0-4|
|0:21||May 3, 2003||Claude Lapointe||at Senators||5||L 2-5||L 2-4|
|0:23||May 7, 2000||Daymond Langkow||Penguins||5||W 6-3||W 4-2|
|0:29||May 2, 2011||James van Riemsdyk||at Bruins||2||L 2-3 (ot)||L 0-4|
|0:32||April 22, 2012||Claude Giroux||Penguins||*6||W 5-1||W 4-2|
|0:39||May 20, 1975||Gary Dornhoefer||at Sabres||3||L 4-5 (ot)||W 4-2|
|0:40||April 9, 1988||Brian Propp||Capitals||3||W 4-3||L 3-4|
|0:41||May 16, 1976||Reggie Leach||Canadiens||*4||L 3-5||L 0-4|
|0:42||April 17, 2008||Jeff Carter||Capitals||4||W 4-3 (2 ot)||W 4-3|
|0:46||May 28, 1985||Rich Sutter||at Oilers||4||L 3-5||L 1-4|
|0:48||April 8, 1982||Bobby Clarke||at Rangers||2||L 3-7||L 1-3|
|0:55||April 16, 1996||Dale Hawerchuk||Lightning||1||W 7-3||W 4-2|
|0:56||April 8, 1980||Paul Holmgren||Oilers||1||W 4-3 (ot)||W 3-0|