Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Fastest Flyers

The quickest playoff goals the Flyers have ever scored in the postseason.

The Fastest Flyers


Jakub Voracek’s game-winner Wednesday night was the fifth fastest Flyers overtime goal in their playoff history:

Time    Date Opponent Goal Scorer Final  
0:23 April 11, 1978 Rockies Mel Bridgman 3-2
0:25 May 22, 1995 Rangers Kevin Haller 4-3
1:18 April 10, 1988 Capitals Murray Craven    5-4
1:45 April 19, 1975 at Maple Leafs    Andre Dupont 4-3
2:23 April 11, 2012 at Penguins Jakub Voracek 4-3
2:55 April 15, 1977 at Maple Leafs Rick MacLeish 5-4
2:56 April 14, 1973    at Canadiens Rick MacLeish 5-4
2:56 May 1, 1975 Islanders Bobby Clarke 5-4
3:35 April 18, 2010 Devils Dan Carcillo 3-2
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