The first part of the decade was the worst in team history, as the Flyers missed the playoffs for a record five consecutive seasons, but during that time, they traded for Eric Lindros, who became the face of the franchise and helped turn the team into a winner again.
In the strike-shortened 1995 season, the Flyers traded for John LeClair and put him on a line with Lindros and right wing Mikael Renberg. Dubbed the “Legion of Doom” they became the most prolific scoring line in hockey, guiding the Flyers to the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals. Lindros won the Hart Trophy as League MVP and the team, coached by Terry Murray, finally made it back to the Finals in 1997 for the seventh time in team history, only to lose to the Detroit Red Wings.
The Lindros Era fizzled out after that Finals appearance, but the team still was relevant, reaching the playoffs every season heading into the next decade.