Friday, February 27, 2015

Flyers' Four Pair of Eights

Flyers' Consecutive Eight-Goal Games

Flyers' Four Pair of Eights

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last NHL team to score eight goals in consecutive postseason games was the Los Angeles Kings against the Calgary Flames on April 27 (9-4) and 29 (9-6), 1993.

Although the Flyers scored eight goals in consecutive postseason games for the first time in their history this weekend, they had done it three times during the regular season:

Date Opponent Result
Nov. 1, 1975 Boston Bruins W   8-1
Nov. 2, 1975 Kansas City Scouts W 10-0
Jan. 9, 1983 Hartford Whalers W   8-4
Jan. 13, 1983 Pittsburgh Penguins W   8-1
Feb. 23, 1988       at Detroit Red Wings W 11-6
Feb. 27, 1988 at Los Angeles Kings W   8-6
April 13, 2012 at Pittsburgh Penguins     W   8-5
April 15, 2012 Pittsburgh Penguins W   8-4
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