Flyers nation enjoys reflecting on the days of old. The days of the Broad Street Bullies, the Legion of Doom, Keith Premieu’s 5th Overtime game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins and of course the back to back Stanley Cup Championships in 1974 and 1975. In that light, today marks the 35th anniversary of the 1974-1975 Philadelphia Flyers winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.
The 1975 Stanley Cup Finals pinned the Philadelphia Flyers against the Buffalo Sabres. The Flyers advanced by narrowly beating out the New York Islanders in a seven game series that started with Philly winning the first 3 games. This Stanley Cup matchup marked the first time that two expansion teams would play one another for The Cup. Lead by the high scoring LCB line (made up of Reggie Leach, Captain Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber) and goaltender Bernie Parent, the Flyers won their second consecutive Stanley Cup in a tough six game series. One of Philadelphia’s two loses in the series came in Game 3 in the infamous “Fog Game” when Buffalo’s ice surface was completely covered in a thick fog due to a mixture of incredible heat and a lack of air conditioning in Buffalo’s arena.
The 2009-2010 Philadelphia Flyers are currently on a historical run of their own. Combining the same gritty style of play of the 1974-1975 Broad Street Bullies with their own relentless pursuit of history, the current Flyers are only 4 wins away from hoisting The Cup. Check out the Flyers section at mitchellandness.com and help support their pursuit of history!