Stanley Cup Champions 1974
The Flyers won the best-of-seven series four games to two and became the first team from the 1967 Expansion to win the Stanley Cup. Boston won the first game of the finals at home 3-2. The Flyers nearly scored late in the game to break a 2-2 tie. Bobby Orr, having saved the goal by blocking the open Boston net with his leg, took the puck up ice and scored on a slapshot past Bernie Parent with a little over a minute remaining in regulation. Game 2 saw the Bruins on the verge of a 2-0 series lead when Flyer's defenseman Andre Dupont scored with Parent pulled with less than a minute remaining for an extra attacker to tie the score at 2-2 and Bobby Clarke scored the 3-2 game winner in overtime. The Flyers, led by Parent's play in goal, won the next two games on home ice to take a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 in Boston was a sloppy affair marred by many fights and penalties as Boston easily won extending the series to a game 6 in Philadelphia. Before a national audience watching the game on NBC and a raucous Philadelphia crowd, Parent threw an epic 30 save shutout at the Bruins as the Flyers won the game 1-0 and the series and Stanley Cup.
Bernie Parent was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Barry Ashbee, Bill Clement, Terry Crisp, Bobby Clarke, Rick MacLeish, Orest Kindrachuk, Bill Barber, Dave Schultz, Bob Kelly, Don Saleski, Gary Dornhoefer, Simon Nolet, Bill Flett, Bruce Cowick, Ross Lonsberry, Reggie Leach, Ed Van Impe, Tom Bladon, Larry Goodenough, Andre Dupont, Joe Watson, Jimmy Watson, Ted Harris, Bernie Parent, Bobby Taylor
Head Coach - Fred Shero
Assistant Coach - Mike Nykoluk
Trainer - Frank Lewis
Chairman / Owner - Ed Snider
President - Joe Scott
General Manager - Keith Allen
The Flyers were the first of the non-original 6 teams in the NHL to win the championship.
The Flyers Stanley Cup win triggered the largest celebration in Philadelphia sports history. The day after the Flyers won the Cup, more than two million lined Broad Street for a ticker-tape parade, making it the largest championship parade in the history of Philadelphia sports.