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Flyers' Earliest Playoff Goals

The Flyers earliest playoff goals.

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.