5th-seeded ’84-’85 Flyers Clinch First UNP Berth by Defeated 7th-seeded ’77-’78 Flyers in Five Games

The play in net from _____ Lindbergh is a major reason as to why the '84-'85 Flyers will be making their first UNP appearance. (photo via B Bennett/Getty Images)

The play in net from Pelle Lindbergh is a major reason as to why the ’84-’85 Flyers will be making their first UNP appearance. (photo via B Bennett/Getty Images)

Here is the 2016 Philadelphia Flyers Qualifying Tournament in its entirety.

The 5th-seeded ’84-’85 Philadelphia Flyers took this series in five games, but it was the 7th-seeded ’77-’78 Philadelphia Flyers that took the opening game. A goal each from Bill Barber and Bob Kelly led the ’77-’78 Flyers to a 2-1 win in Game 1. Goaltender Bernie Parent stopped 41 of 42 in the win. The ’84-’85 Flyers responded with a big 6-2 win in Game 2 behind a five-point performance from Brian Propp. Both Tim Kerr and defenseman Mark Howe posted three points in the win. Then, in Game 3, the ’77-’78 Flyers took a 5-2 lead courtesy of a PP goal from Barber at the 7:15 mark of the third period. However, just seconds after the halfway mark of the third period, defenseman Andre Dupont of the ’77-’78 Flyers was given a 5-minute major and a 10-minute game misconduct for elbowing, which gave the ’84-’85 Flyers a five-minute PP. The ’84-’85 Flyers took full advantage and so did Ilkka Sinisalo as he scored three times on that PP to give himself a hat trick and tie the game at five.

The game eventually went to overtime and Propp finally won it for the ’84-’85 Flyers a little over six minutes into the second overtime period. It was the ’84-’85 Flyers who then led late in the third period of Game 4 before Reggie Leach scored for the ’74-’75 Flyers to force an overtime. The ’84-’85 Flyers took this overtime as well as it was Derrick Smith who scored halfway through the overtime to give the ’84-’85 Flyers a 3-1 lead. Goalie Pelle Lindbergh stopped 45 of 47 shots against in the win and then stopped 31 of 32 shots against in Game 5, which the ’84-’85 Flyers took 3-1. Lindbergh stepped his play even higher in the final two games while it was a balanced offensive attack that helped the ’84-’85 Flyers clinch their first Ultimate NHL Playoff berth.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’77-’78 Flyers 1 0 1 2
’84-’85 Flyers 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’77-’78 PHI – 2   ’84-’85 PHI – 1   (1-0   ’77-’78 PHI)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Bernie Parent (’77-’78 PHI) – W   1.00 GAA   .978 SV% (41 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Pelle Lindbergh (’84-’85 PHI) – L   2.00 GAA   .939 SV% (31 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Bobby Clarke (’77-’78 PHI) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’77-’78 Flyers 0 1 1 2
’84-’85 Flyers 3 3 0 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 PHI – 6   ’77-’78 PHI – 2   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brian Propp (’84-’85 PHI) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +3   7 S

2nd Star: RW – Tim Kerr (’84-’85 PHI) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   2 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: D – Mark Howe (’84-’85 PHI) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +4   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Flyers 1 1 3 1 6
’77-’78 Flyers 2 1 2 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 PHI – 6   ’77-’78 PHI – 5   (2OT)   (2-1   ’84-’85 PHI)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brian Propp (’84-’85 PHI) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   Even   5 S

2nd Star: RW – Ilkka Sinisalo (’84-’85 PHI) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   Even   9 S

3rd Star: LW – Bill Barber (’77-’78 PHI) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   7 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Flyers 1 1 0 1 3
’77-’78 Flyers 1 0 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 PHI – 3   ’77-’78 PHI – 2   (OT)   (3-1   ’84-’85 PHI)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pelle Lindbergh (’84-’85 PHI) – W   2.00 GAA   .957 SV% (45 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Reggie Leach (’77-’78 PHI) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

3rd Star: D – Mark Howe (’84-’85 PHI) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   5 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’77-’78 Flyers 1 0 0 1
’84-’85 Flyers 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 PHI – 3   ’77-’78 PHI – 1   (4-1   ’84-’85 PHI)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Pelle Lindbergh (’84-’85 PHI) – W   1.00 GAA   .969 SV% (31 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW –Rick Tocchet (’84-’85 PHI) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   -1   4 S

3rd Star: D – Brad McCrimmon (’84-’85 PHI) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   Even   0 S

Up next is the 2016 New Jersey Devils Qualifying Tournament!

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