Saturday, February 13, 2016

Flyers Staring Down 0-3

Flyers overcome yet another 3-0 deficit

Flyers Staring Down 0-3

( AP Photo / Derek Gee )
( AP Photo / Derek Gee ) AP

Once again, a Claude Giroux overtime goal (left) wins a game the Flyers once trailed by 3-0.

The Flyers have overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a game twice in the same season for the third time in their history. Those six instances:

1979-80  First Game  Second Game
 Date  Dec. 6, 1979  Feb. 17, 1980
 Opponent  Kings  Penguins
 Down 0-3 After  17:56  15:00
 Final  W 9-4  W 6-5
 Goals By

 Reggie Leach 3
 Ken Linseman 2
 Dennis Ververgaert  
 *Bill Barber
 Jimmy Watson
 Bob Dailey
 Bob Kelly 2
 Bob Dailey
 Paul Holmgren
 Tom Gorence
 *Brian Propp
1991-92  Oct. 17, 1991  March 12, 1992
 Opponent  Nordiques  Flames
 Down 3-0 After  22:54  22:43
 Final  W 5-3  W 5-4 (ot)
 Goals By
 Andrei Lomakin 2
 Mike Ricci
 *Mark Pederson
 Brad Jones
 Mark Freer
 Mark Recchi
 Steve Duchesne
 Claude Boivin
 *Rod Brind'Amour  
2011-12  Dec. 2, 2011  Dec. 7, 2011
 Opponent  at Ducks  at Sabres
 Down 3-0 After     26:31  19:37
 Final  W 4-3 (ot)  W 5-4 (ot)
 Goals By
 Jaromir Jagr 2
 Scott Hartnell
 *Claude Giroux
 Maxime Talbot
 Matt Read
 Scott Hartnell
 Jaromir Jagr
 *Claude Giroux
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