Are the Flyers Becoming a “Team of Destiny”?

May 13th, 2010 by Steve Prudente Leave a reply »
The term "team of destiny" is often thrown around quite loosely and, according to the NHL's recent commercial spots, just about anyone (unless they're on the Philadelphia Flyers roster) can make history, even if it amounts to nothing in the end (see: Johan Franzen, Kevin Bieksa, Marc-Andre Fleury, et al).

If the Flyers win on Friday, it will be tough to argue that they are not a team of destiny, and they will definitely have made history.

In case you're not aware, the Flyers were once down three games to none in this best-of-seven Conference Semifinal Series against the Boston Bruins, but have now tied the series after a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night. What a difference one week can make.

With a win in game seven, the Flyers can write themselves into hockey history.

Let's put into perspective how improbable it is that the Flyers find themselves in this situation. A three games to none deficit has only been overcome in the NHL twice, most recently in 1975, when the New York Islanders did it to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Perhaps even more striking than that fact is that the last time a game seven was even played after a team ...

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