SuperFly! Philadelphia Completes Miraculous Comeback Against Boston, 4-3

May 14th, 2010 by Robert Hoffman Leave a reply »
Well, it turns out that the Philadelphia Flyers are the team that you don't want to put down by three.  Down three games to none, the Flyers became just the fourth team in professional sports history to respond by wining the next four games in the playoffs as they finished the task with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden. They advance to face the Eastern Conference's other improbable finalist, the Montreal Canadiens, starting Sunday night in Philadelphia.

The game seven victory was just implausible as the Flyers uphill climb back into the series as Boston took a three goal first period lead on a power play goal by Michael Ryder at 5:27 of the first period and a pair of goals by Milan Lucic (one on a power play and one unassisted). 

Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk began the comeback with a goal that trickled into the net at 17:12 of the first period.  By the time Danny Briere's wraparound tied the game at 8:39 of the second period the momentum had clearly changed and the Bruins knew it according to the Flyers' Simon Gagne.

"I'm sure when it got to be 3-3, they got a little bit nervous," Gagne said.  "That' ...

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