2010 Stanley Cup: Flyers Hoping to Mirror Penguins’ Magical Cup Comeback

June 7th, 2010 by Chad Klassen Leave a reply »
As the Blackhawks were running up the score in a 7-4 victory in Game Five, parallels between the 2010 Stanley Cup Final and last season's memorable seven-game series became increasingly evident—and that just might be the inspiration the Flyers need to pull off another stunning comeback.

Chicago scored in bunches during a five-minute stretch of the first period and forced starter Michael Leighton to the bench after he unravelled for the second time in three outings at the United Center. Brian Boucher relieved him as the Flyers tried to turn the tides before ultimately falling short in their comeback bid.

But Philadelphia returns home for Game Six on Wednesday night with confidence that they can perform an encore to Pittsburgh's march to a Stanley Cup upset.

Firstly, the home team has won every game of the series through five contests, like the championship battle last year, and the Flyers have been stellar at the Wachovia Center with a 7-1 record this spring. 

Secondly, they are now only one of three NHL teams to battle back in a series after going down 3-0, so every hockey fan knows the team is not going to go away quietly. ...

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