Philadelphia Flyers, American expert ice hockey group situated in Philadelphia that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers have won two Stanley Cup titles (1974, 1975).
The Flyers were built up when the NHL extended from the supposed "Unique Six" in 1967. The group saw some minor achievement at first, procuring three postseason compartments in its initial five years in the NHL. In the 1972–73 season the Flyers started a dash of 18 back to back play-off appearances. The Flyers groups of the mid '70s earned the moniker "The Broad Street Bullies," a reference to the area of the group's home field on Philadelphia's Broad Street and to their inclination for battling and storing up record measures of punishment minutes. Behind the play of goaltender Bernie Parent, three-time association Most Valuable Player Bobby Clarke, winger Bill Barber, and Dave ("the Hammer") Schultz—a harsh and-tumble winger who turned into the most prominent authority in the group—Philadelphia won two Stanley Cups during this period (1974 and 1975), and the group's wounding style of play introduced another time in the NHL during which different groups progressively went to extreme, less-talented players to coordinate the Flyer's forcefulness. In 1975–76 the Flyers progressed to their third back to back Stanley Cup finals, where they were vanquished by the Montreal Canadiens. Clarke and Barber were a piece of another Flyers group that played in the Cup finals in 1979–80, yet they were denied a third title by the New York Islanders.
Advances Tim Kerr and Brian Propp drove the group to Stanley Cup finals billets in 1984–85 and 1986–87, yet the Flyers were left with nothing on each event. In spite of the nearness of star goaltender Ron Hextall, the group's play tumbled off in the mid 1990s, and the Flyers missed the play-offs each season between 1989–90 and 1993–94. In 1992 the group procured focus Eric Lindros, who wound up one of the greatest stars in the NHL in his eight seasons in Philadelphia. In 1996–97 Lindros, alongside winger John LeClair, pushed the Flyers to the seventh Stanley Cup finals in group history, which, similar to the past four appearances, finished tragically.
The group proceeded with its solid play into the following decade, and the Flyers completed in either first or second spot in their division in each season between 1994–95 and 2005–06. Be that as it may, the Flyers propelled no more remote than the gathering finals during the 2000s. During the 2009–10 play-offs the Flyers mounted a memorable rebound, winning the last four rounds of the Eastern Conference elimination round arrangement against the Boston Bruins and winding up only the third NHL group to win a best-of-seven postseason arrangement in the wake of trailing three amusements to none. The Flyers' solid play proceeded as they killed the Montreal Canadiens in the gathering finals to progress to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six amusements. The group pursued its finals appearance with two straight seasons that finished in the gathering elimination rounds. Following a one-year postseason nonappearance, Philadelphia came back to the play-offs in 2013–14 and was a tolerably fruitful ordinary season establishment in the succeeding years however neglected to win a postseason arrangement in that time.