Thursday, February 11, 2016

High-Flyering Flyers

The Flyers' highest-scoring playoff games.

High-Flyering Flyers


Before Friday, the Flyers hadn’t scored eight goals in a playoff game in 23 years. Now, they have done it twice in less than 48 hours.

They had never even scored seven goals in consecutive playoff games.

The Flyers’ highest-scoring playoff games:

Date Opponent Round Game Result   
April 22, 1981    Calgary Flames Quarterfinal Game 5    W 9-4
May 15, 1980 New York Islanders Final Game 2 W 8-3
April 9, 1981 Quebec Nordiques Preliminary Game 2 W 8-5
April 9, 1987 New York Rangers Division Semifinal Game 2 W 8-3
April 11, 1989 at Washington Capitals    Division Semifinal    Game 5 W 8-5
April 13, 2012 at Pittsburgh Penguins First Round Game 2 W 8-5
April 15, 2012 Pittsburgh Penguins First Round Game 3 W 8-4
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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