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A collection of records Penguins, Flyers broke tonight

Apr 18, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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There’s still plenty of time for more mayhem and GAA-wrecking mischief, but no matter what, this year’s Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series is the stuff of NHL history. Here’s a look (based on an infographic from NBC Sports Network) at the most goals scored in the first four games of a playoff series in NHL history:

2011-12 Penguins vs. Flyers: 45 goals
1984-85 Oilers vs. Blackhawks: 44
1976-77 Kings vs. Bruins: 43

According to NBC’s Tom Layberger, this game also ties the Flyers’ franchise record for goals allowed in a single playoff game. Interestingly enough, the Penguins scored 10 goals against Philly on that night, too; Pittsburgh found the net 10 times on April 25, 1989 in the Patrick Division finals. That same game also set the (now-tied) mark for most Penguins goals scored in a single game.

Pens Radio Network reports that they tied a team record for goals scored in a period on the road (five) and the most unanswered goals they’ve scored in a playoff games with eight.

John Kreiser points out that the Penguins are the first road team to score 10 goals in the playoffs since April 17, 1983, when the Oilers crushed the Flames 10-2.

One can only imagine what other records might fall in the extremely likely scenario that these two teams meet in a Game 5 (and beyond?).

  1. myvickinabox14 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Just wanted to give credit where credit is due. Pittsburg got us in this one. Good job guys. Looking forward to Friday. And here’s the shot, looking forward to reading all the Pittsburg trolls for the next two days.

    • pensswag91 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      Pittsburgh Trolling is better than all the Philly trolling at least.

      • biasedhomer - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

        Pot meet kettle

  2. phillyphan08 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    I hear ya, but it’s good to build their hopes up just to SMASH their dreams come Friday….

  3. bleed4philly - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    If we blow a 3-0 lead I will be on suicide watch.

  4. bobhpine - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Did hartnell play in game 4

    • steelhammer92 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      Nah, he was too busy crying about his hair.

  5. bobhpine - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Pittsburgh has an h

  6. ironcitydonnieiris - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Over/under for Fridays game? 17 goals?

  7. habsman - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    This game might quiet down the Flyer fans for awhile. With the type of goaltending that Philly has, this series could change very quickly. If it hasn’t already.

  8. steelwarriors55 - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    When people told me that the reason the Flyers were ahead was because of MAF’s poor play I was answering that Bryzgalov was IMO even worse than Fleury,the only difference being Fleury lost games and Bryz won games.But again IMO I thought that Fleury gave a lot of goals in the slot while Bryz gave up soft goals from long distances.Anyway we are lucky to be ahead 3-1 in this series that is why I dont get all the cocky quotes ive read and also the philly daily news cover was just plain stupid.We need to get our butt in gear because the Pens are for real.This series could easily be 2-2 so let’s not be stupid and bring our A game friday cause we might be heading to a long series after all

  9. sucks2suck28 - Apr 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    flyers fans cheering when their backup goalie made saves in the late 3rd period #sweetmusic

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