Teemu Selanne Leads ’06-’07 Ducks Over Broad Street Bullies, ’73-’74 Flyers in Six Game Upset

Teemu Selanne, besides looking slightly cross-eyed in this picture, potted eight goals in the Ducks' six game upset of the Flyers. via nhlsnipers.com

Teemu Selanne, besides looking slightly cross-eyed in this picture, potted eight goals in the Ducks’ six game upset of the Flyers. via nhlsnipers.com

The 15th-seeded ’73-’74 Philadelphia Flyers took Game 1 with a late game-winning goal from Bill Barber, but would lose the next three games by a combined four goals. They staved off elimination with a 4-0 shutout performance from legend Bernie Parent in Game 4. Parent had a good series, posting a 2.83 GAA and a .900 SV%, but his team couldn’t muster enough offense. ‘Cowboy’ Bill Flett, surprisingly, led the Flyers in points in this series with his two goals and four assists for six points. Right behind him was Bobby Clarke, who posted three goals and two assists, and Jimmy Watson, who posted five assists. Dave ‘The Hammer’ Schultz, besides totaling 19 PIM in the six games, added three goals.

As the headline says, ‘The Finnish Flash’, Teemu Selanne, led the 18th-seeded ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks in this series with his eight goals. With this performance, Teemu now puts in him in the running for the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard, Art Ross and Conn Smythe Trophy. Andy McDonald continued to be a vital piece of the Ducks’ offense here in the 2nd Round, by posting one goal and six assists for seven points. Captain Scott Niedermayer had a pretty good series, posting two goals and six assists. His defense partner, Chris Pronger notched one goal and five assists, and continues to be at the top of the tournament leaderboard in assists. The offensive depth continued to improve for the Ducks as only three players have not registered a point, including goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Speaking of Giguere, he did not have the same series he had in the 1st Round. But, he was still very good. He posted a 2.83 GAA and a .924 SV% in the six games.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. ANA – RW – Teemu Selanne – 8 G   1 A   9 P   +3   28 S   5 Star Points
  2. ANA – LW – Chris Kunitz – 2 G   4 A   6 P   +7   15 S   5 Star Points
  3. PHI – G – Bernie Parent – 2-4-0   2.83 GAA   .900 SV%   1 SO   5 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 0 1 1 2
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 0 0 3 3

GAME SUMMARY:   PHI – 3   ANA – 2   (1-0 PHI)

1st Period:

2nd Period:

  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (4) assisted by S. Niedermayer (5)

3rd Period:

  • PHI PP-Goal: R. Lonsberry (1) assisted by B. Flett (1), B. Clement (1)
  • PHI Goal: S. Nolet (1) assisted by T. Bladon (1), R. MacLeish (1)
  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (5) assisted by A. McDonald (3)
  • PHI Goal: B. Barber (1) assisted by J. Watson (1), B. Flett (2)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 0 3 1 4
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 1 2 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:   ANA – 4   PHI – 3   (1-1 tie)

1st Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Flett (1) assisted by O. Kindrachuk (1), Ji. Watson (2)

2nd Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Barber (2) assisted by T. Bladon (2), B. Clarke (1)
  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (6) assisted by A. McDonald (4)
  • PHI Goal: R. MacLeish (1) assisted by Ji. Watson (3), R. Lonsberry (1)
  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (7) assisted by S. Niedermayer (6), C. Kunitz (2)
  • ANA Goal: C. Kunitz (3) assisted by T. Selanne (3), S. Niedermayer (7)

3rd Period:

  • ANA PP-Goal: T. Selanne (8) assisted by C. Pronger (10)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 1 1 0 2
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:   ANA – 3   PHI – 2   (2-1 ANA)

1st Period:

  • PHI PP-Goal: R. Lonsberry (2) assisted by A. Dupont (1), R. MacLeish (2)
  • ANA Goal: C. Perry (4) assisted by C. Kunitz (3), C. Pronger (11)

2nd Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Clarke (1) assisted by B. Barber (1), Ji. Watson (4)
  • ANA Goal: C. Kunitz (4) assisted by C. Pronger (12)

3rd Period:

  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (9) assisted by A. McDonald (5)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 1 1 0 2
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:   ANA – 4   PHI – 2   (3-1 ANA)

1st Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Clarke (2) assisted by A. Dupont (2), G. Dornhoefer (1)
  • ANA Goal: R. Getzlaf (4) assisted by S. Niedermayer (8)
  • ANA PP-Goal: S. Niedermayer (2) assisted by D. Penner (2), R. Jackman (1)

2nd Period:

  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (10) assisted by A. McDonald (6)
  • PHI Goal: R. Lonsberry (3) assisted by S. Nolet (1)

3rd Period:

  • ANA Goal: C. Perry (5) assisted by S. Niedermayer (9), C. Kunitz (4)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 0 0 0 0
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:   PHI – 4   ANA – 0   (3-2 ANA)

1st Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Clarke (3) unassisted
  • PHI Goal: B. Barber (3) assisted by R. Lonsberry (2), B. Clarke (2)

2nd Period:

  • PHI Goal: D. Schultz (1) assisted by B. Flett (3), Ji. Watson (5)

3rd Period:

  • PHI Goal: S. Nolet (2) assisted by R. MacLeish (3)

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#15 ‘73-’74 Flyers 1 2 0 3
#18 ‘06-’07 Ducks 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:   ANA – 4   PHI – 3   (4-2 ANA)

1st Period:

  • PHI Goal: B. Flett (2) assisted by B. Barber (2)
  • ANA Goal: T. Selanne (11) assisted by A. McDonald (7), S. Niedermayer (10)

2nd Period:

  • ANA Goal: S. Niedermayer (3) assisted by C. Pronger (13), A. McDonald (8)
  • ANA Goal: A. McDonald (3) assisted by C. Pronger (14), D. Penner (3)
  • PHI Goal: D. Schultz (2) assisted by B. Flett (4)
  • PHI Goal: D. Schultz (3) assisted by T. Bladon (3), O. Kindrachuk (2)

3rd Period:

  • ANA Goal: C. Pronger (1) assisted by C. Kunitz (5)

The Stanley Cup Champion, 18th-seeded ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks move on to the 3rd Round to face the 34th-seeded ’10-’11 Nashville Predators, who upset the 2nd-seeded ’61-’62 Toronto Maple Leafs in four games.

Up next in the 2nd Round is the Battle of Quebec, a matchup between the 1st-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Maroons and the 33rd-seeded ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques.

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