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NHL East Update

September 1, 2020

While the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to their 4th semi-final round in 6 seasons, riding Victor Hedman’s second overtime period goal in game 5 to beat Boston (Bruins), the Philadelphia Flyers, despite dissipating a two goal lead late in the third period, won game 5 in overtime, to force #6 vs the New York Islanders, in their “quarter,” on Thursday night.

History, which repeated when for the 5th time in 5 Flyers/Islanders series, one team had a (3-1) series lead, did so again, as now in all 5 series, the team first facing elimination, won that game to extend the series.

Most famous was ’75, when the Flyers needed a game 7 win to “semi” the Islanders, in a series they once led 3 games to none.

Teams facing elimination are (8-2) in Flyers/Islanders series.


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Victor Hedman, pictured above.

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