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Flyers vs. Rangers playoff history

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

FLYERS vs. RANGERS

Sounds almost impossible, but the Flyers haven't played the Rangers in the playoffs since 1997. The Flyers won that Eastern Conference finals series in five games. The teams have met in the playoffs 10 times, with the Flyers winning six of the series.

1974

Semifinals

Flyers def. Rangers, 4-3

Notable: Flyers advance to Cup finals, where they won first Cup over Bruins

1979

Quarterfinals

Rangers def. Flyers, 4-1

Notable: Rangers won Game 2 by 7-1 and won the clinching game, 8-3, both at the Spectrum.

1980

Quarterfinals

Flyers def. Rangers, 4-1

Notable: Al Hill, Behn Wilson and Paul Holmgren scored in a 3-1 Game 5 win. Pete Peeters provided strong goaltending throughout the series.

1982

Patrick Division semifinals

Rangers def. Flyers, 3-1

Notable: Just 2 years after leading the United States to its "Miracle on Ice" gold medal, Herb Brooks coached the Rangers past the Flyers.

1983

Patrick Division semifinals

Rangers def. Flyers, 3-0

Notable: Flyers coach Bob McCammon called the Rangers "Smurfs" because they were undersized. But the Patrick Division champion Flyers were swept.

1985

Patrick Division semifinals

Flyers def. Rangers, 3-0

Notable: Mike Keenan is behind the bench as the Flyers start a run to the finals. Rookie Todd Bergen had two goals in Game 2 and Tim Kerr had a hat trick in Game 3.

1986

Patrick Division semifinals

Rangers def. Flyers, 3-2

Notable: The Rangers beat Bob Froese in the deciding Game 5. The Flyers were 53-23-4 during the regular season, the Rangers were 36-38-6.

1987

Patrick Division semifinals

Flyers def. Rangers, 4-2

Notable: Two of the wins were shutouts by rookie Ron Hextall, including 5-0 at Madison Square Garden in the clincher.

1995

Eastern Conference semifinals

Flyers def. Rangers, 4-0

Notable: The Flyers swept the defending Cup champions.

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