Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do you believe in miracles?

Where is Al Michaels when you need him?

Do you believe in miracles?

All together now, Flyers fans: YES!!!!!

It’s a little hard to fathom exactly what the Flyers have managed to do after beating the Bruins last night, 2-1, to even their Stanley Cup playoff series at three games apiece.

The Bruins won the first three games; the Flyers have won the last three.

They will clash in a deciding Game 7 Friday night in Boston.

Exactly two teams have come back from 3-0 deficits to win four straight games and take a Stanley Cup playoff series. Neither of them wore orange and black. That’s right, the Flyers have never done it.

The Toronto Maple Leafs did it in 1942, and the New Jersey Devils repeated it again in 1975. No team has done it since. Most teams that get down 3-0 don’t even manage to tie the series up.

The Flyers have a little feel for how this works, unfortunately. They were up 3-1 on the New Jersey in 2000 when the Devils won three straight games. You might remember that fateful Game 7 as the night Scott Stevens leveled Eric Lindros, leaving the Flyers star in an all-too familiar position, out cold on the ice, eventually helped off.

No one is surprised that this series is going seven games. I don’t think anyone would have guessed that the two teams would take turns winning three in a row.

Now it all comes down to one game.

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. There is very little in sports that can compare with the Stanley Cup playoffs when it comes to sheer drama.

Does anyone else feel an overtime classic coming on?

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