That the Flyers went into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final trying to make history pretty much goes without saying. But there is history and there is history.
And there is this: no team in the annals of North American professional sports — no team, not one, not ever — has won a playoff series after losing the first three games, won another playoff series after losing the first two games, and ended up winning the championship in the end.
That is what the Flyers were trying to do.
They dig holes in series. They dig holes in games. They lost the first two games of the Final to the Chicago Blackhawks and they trailed by 3-2 in the third period of Game 3. Down, down, it hasn’t seemed to matter. Truth be told, the Flyers dig and dig and kind of seem to like it underground. While the rest of us wait and watch and look for signs that the canary’s breath is labored, they just keep digging out. LINK
The Flyers climbed back into the series with an overtime win at home tonight. GAME ON! I’m just too tired to blog any more tonight. This is some of the best hockey I’ve watched in years. Friday night is critical!