Philadelphia Flyers Magical Ride Comes to Sudden Stop

June 10th, 2010 by Tim King Leave a reply »
In one bizarre moment, the ride was over.  Patrick Kane was sure of what he had just done, but nobody else in Wachovia Center or watching on millions of TV sets across North America was entirely sure what had just taken place. The puck that Kane had just shot seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. When it reappeared, however, what had vanished was the Flyers last chance. It wasn't supposed to end like this. Not after the roller coaster season that was. Not after the mid season free fall, the new coach, the new system, the rotating goalies, the shootout in Madison Square Garden, 3-0 in Boston. This team could not have survived all of that to go down like this.  But one of the most implausible runs in Stanley Cup history ended on a goal that only one man saw.  The Flyers looked done headed into the third period last night. At least two national commentators said that the Flyers "were out of gas." Then came Scott Hartnell's rebound goal and the season was on again, albeit for a little while.  When the Flyers came out firing in the overtime period it seemed only a matter of time.  The manner in which the third period ended screamed that the OT wasn't go ...

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