May 27, 1975
At the Aud, the Stanley Cup finals end in disappointing -- but predictable -- fashion: the Sabres cannot beat Bernie Parent. The Flyers shut out the Sabres 2-0 and win their second Stanley Cup in a row. The game is scoreless through two periods, but 11 seconds into the third, Bob Kelley whirls out in front of the net and tucks the puck inside the far post past Roger Crozier to make it 1-0. Then with a little less than three minutes left, Bill Clement -- yes, THAT Bill Clement -- scores on a breakaway to put the thing away. The fans in the Aud stay classy, chanting "Thank you Sabres" in the final minute and cheering the announcement of Parent's Conn Smythe Trophy win with shouts of "Bernie! Bernie!" (Ted Darling excitedly announces that with the trophy, Parent will receive fifteen hundred dollars!) The fans also shine in the sign department. One read: "Philly has Kate Smith, but we have an old bat too."
This Day in Sabres History :: May 27
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