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The Flyers' Power Dozen

The Flyers' 12 power-play goals against the Penguins.

The Flyers' Power Dozen

( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer ) Daily News/Inquirer

Since the NHL reseeds after every round, we don't know whom the Flyers will face next. So, if we can't look forward, we'll look back ... and smile.

The Flyers set a club record for power-play goals in a playoff series with 12 against the Penguins. At right, Brayden Schenn celebrates his, which got the ball ... er, puck ... rolling.

We couldn't help but notice that nine of the 12 PP goals came in the last 25 seconds of the penalty, and that five of them came in the last 10 seconds.

Here are the Flyers' power-play goals from the series (*scored on two-man advantage; time left is on first penalty):



Goal Scorer


  1 3rd /12:23  Brayden Schenn   3-3 0:18 Brooks
  2 2nd/  5:11 Claude Giroux   2-3 0:48 Sidney
  3 1st /  8:19 Danny Briere   2-1 0:25 Matt
  3 2nd/  4:18 Matt Read   5-3 0:12 Chris
  3 2nd/19:14 Wayne Simmonds     6-4 0:08 Chris
  3 3rd/17:14 Matt Talbot   8-4 0:04 (multple)
  4 1st/  1:16 Claude Giroux   1-0 1:01 Steve
  4 1st/15:06 Kimmo Timonen   2-2 0:22*   Brooks
  4 1st/15:52 Jake Voracek   3-2 0:00 Matt
  5 1st/11:45  Matt Carle   1-0 0:02 Deryk
  5  1st/17:35  Scott Hartnell   2-0 0:08* Craig
  6 1st/13:01 Scott Hartnell    2-0 1:38  Matt
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