Flyers’ Run Comes To End, but Not Without Bringing Pride To Philadelphia First

June 10th, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
Well, we’ll have to wait at least another year to witness the Philadelphia Flyers hoist Lord’s Stanley Cup as they dropped Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night in overtime, 4-3, watching Chicago celebrate their first Stanley Cup since 1961.

And, as much as it hurt to watch Jonathan Toews carry the Stanley Cup on the Wachovia Center ice in person, I cannot be anything more than grateful for what the Flyers have accomplished this spring.

The Flyers weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs, but they found a way in; beating one of the game’s top goalies in a shootout on the season’s final day. They upset the No. 2 seeded New Jersey Devils with much thanks to great goaltending by their backup, Brian Boucher.

Then they completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, winning four straight games against the Boston Bruins after finding themselves down 0-3 in the series, and 0-3 in Game 7. And, they lost Boucher to injury in Game 5 against the Bruins, leading the way for Michael Leighton to take over the starting duties.

But none of that stopped them as they tossed aside ...

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