1960's and 70's Flyers
Flyers chairman Ed Snider brought hockey back to Philadelphia in 1967 and a love affair between city and team was born. One of six expansion teams, the Flyers not only won their division in their first season, but eventually became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup seven years later in 1974.
Buoyed by the Hall of Fame duo of captain Bobby Clarke and goaltender Bernie Parent, as well as coach Fred Shero, the Flyers repeated as champions in 1975.
After being the only NHL team to beat the Soviet Red Army team in 1976, the Flyers returned to the Finals for the third consecutive season before losing the Montreal Canadiens.
The Flyers continued to make the playoffs in each of the years following their three cup runs, but didn’t make it back to the Finals until a new decade began.