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The Flyers' thirst for a Cup dates back to their legendary Broadstreet Bullies, who won it 1974 and '75. They reached the '76 final, but were swept by a Montreal Canadiens team that was beginning a run of four straight Cups. Dynasties seem to a regular obstacle for Philly. Later editions of the Flyers battled for the old mug in 1980 (losing to the budding dynasty Islanders in six), 1985 (the dynastic Oilers in five), 1987 (Oilers in seven) and 1997 (Detroit in four).

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