Claude Giroux scoring a goal just 32 seconds into the Flyers' Game 6 clincher against the Penguins was pretty quick, but just the eighth earliest goal in Flyers' playoff history. They have now scored 16 goals in the first minute of a postseason game (see list below).
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♦ They are just 8-8 in those 16 games. All 8 wins have come at home (8-1).
♦ The Penguins have surrendered three of the 16 "Minute Goals." (At right, Marc-Andre Fleury watches Sunday's first goal.)
♦ Terry Murray holds the Flyers record for quickest playoff goal, scoring seven seconds into a preliminary round contest in Quebec in 1981.
♦ Murray's goal is tied for the second quickest playoff goal in league history. The Kings' Don Kozak scored six seconds into a 1977 game agains the Bruins.
♦ Giroux's goal wasn't even the fastest for a Flyer named Claude. Claude Lapointe opened the scoring 21 seconds into a 2003 game at Ottawa.
♦ Giroux's goal was the third earliest tally in a Flyers series clincher (*) and the earlier tally in a Game 6 for the Orange and Black. Eric Lindros and Gary Dornhoefer are the others.
♦ Reggie Leach scored twice in the opening minute of games during the 1976 Stanley Cup Finals. Too bad the Flyers forgot to win any contests in that series.
♦ Leach and Dornhoefer are the only Flyers with two goals on the list.