: Bill Meltzer:
Best/Worst Trades and Playoffs OT goals
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08-28-2011, 05:37 PM
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Bill has another column worthy of debate or memories:
Here's a look at the top 10 playoff overtime goals in Flyers' history. You'll note that three of them occurred on a May 4.
1. Bobby Clarke vs Bruins (May 9, 1974).
2. Keith Primeau vs. Penguins (May 4, 2000).
3. Simon Gagne vs. Bruins (May 7, 2010).
4. Claude Giroux vs. Blackhawks (June 2, 2010).
5. Gary Dornhoefer vs. North Stars (April 10, 1973).
6. Simon Gagne vs. Lightning (May 20, 2004) .
7. Jeremy Roenick vs. Maple Leafs (May 4, 2004).
8. Ilkka Sinisalo vs. Canadiens (May 4, 1987).
9. Mark Howe vs. Rangers (April 10, 1985).
10. Eric Lindros vs. Devils (June 7, 1995).
Eric Desjardins vs. Rangers (May 21, 1995).
Don Blackburn vs. Blues (April 16, 1968).
Howe's OT goal is in my top five.
Reggie Leach's goal against Toronto in 1977 finished what may be the most definitive game of that era (minus Cup Finals' games). Probably my favorite Flyers' game of all-time (again, with the exceptions of Finals' games). Greatest comeback in team history.
Dave Schultz's goal in 1974 against Atlanta. What a finish by Schultz after a legendary fight earlier in the game. A comeback that was as impressive, too.
Andy Delmore's goal against Pittsburgh in 2000.
Murray Craven's goal in 1988 against Washington finished maybe the second most impressive comeback in team history. The rest of that series was disgusting, however.
And certainly Joffrey Lupul's goal against Washington. Game 7 on the road in OT.
My top ten:
1. Clarke 1974
2. Leach 1977
3. Primeau 2000
4. Howe 1985
5. Sinisalo 1987
6. Roenick 2004
7. Lupul 2008
8. Gagne 2010
9. Schultz 1974
10. Dornhoefer 1973
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