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Flyers Playoff Comebacks

The Flyers' six three-goal playoff comeback victories.

Flyers Playoff Comebacks

The Flyers have now won six playoff games in their history in which they trailed by three goals at some point:

Date Opponent Trailed   At Final Winning Goal
4/14/74    at Flames 3-0 16:19 (2nd)   4-3 (ot)   Dave Schultz
4/17/77 at Maple Leafs   5-2 18:45 (2nd) 6-5 (ot) Reggie Leach
5/22/87 Oilers 3-0   1:49 (2nd) 5-3 Brad McCrimmon  
4/10/88 Capitals 4-1   3:04 (2nd) 5-4 Murray Craven
5/14/10 at Bruins 3-0 14:10 (1st) 4-3 Simon Gagne
4/11/12 at Penguins 3-0 19:23 (1st) 4-3 (ot) Jakub Voracek
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