Friday, May 14, 2010

History in the Making

Tonight my Flyers have forced a game 7 in their Eastern Conference semi-final series with the Boston Bruins after overcoming a 3 games to none deficit. In the history of the NHL only two teams have ever come back from 3 down, and the most recent team to do it was the New York Islanders in 1975. To assume that I'll be anywhere tonight from 7pm until the horn sounds at the end of the third period other than in front of my television wearing a Flyers jersey is just silly.

The winner of tonight's game of course goes on to face the "Cinderella" Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference finals for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. Since I became a hockey enthusiast, the Flyers have been to the conference finals several times, but never to the big dance. This has been a crazy playoff season to say the least though, so hopefully we pull off the victory tonight and use the momentum to get past the Habs.

Of course then we'll be faced with having to beat either the San Jose Sharks and Nvgeni Nabokov, of the Chicago Blackhawks and Jonathan Toews, neither of which I'm extremely happy about. Guess i'm pulling for the 'Hawks, being that I have a jersey and a new friend who lives up that way and loves hockey, and I'd hate to get on her bad side already. So go 'Hawks! Here's to a Flyers/Blackhawks Stanley Cup Finals!


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