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Flyers' Earliest 1-0 Losses

A look at the quickest 1-0 losses in Flyers history.

Flyers' Earliest 1-0 Losses

Ilya Bryzgalov watches Ryane Clowe´s goal Tuesday in San Jose ( AP Photo / Paul Sakuma )
Ilya Bryzgalov watches Ryane Clowe's goal Tuesday in San Jose ( AP Photo / Paul Sakuma ) AP

The Flyers suffered the 38th 1-0 regular season loss in their history Tuesday night. The goal by the Sharks' Ryane Clowe came earlier than all but one of those game-winners. Surprisingly, three of the six quickest of those goals came on April 2.

Here are the quickest goals surrendered by the Flyers in a 1-0 regular season loss:

 Date  Opponent  Goal Scorer  Time    
 April 2, 2000  at Hurricanes      Bates Battaglia  1:18
 Feb, 28, 2012      at Sharks  Ryane Clowe  1:22
 Jan. 27, 1989  Capitals  Geoff Courtnall  2:01
 Oct. 19, 1991  Canadiens  Brent Gilchrist  6:50
 April 2, 1970  Blues  Jim Roberts (sh)      8:41
 April 2, 2010  Canadiens  Tomas Plekanec  9:25
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