By Kevin K
"Great moments... are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight ...... Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can!"
Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers go against all odds in Game 7 against the Bruins. Just one week ago the Flyers were down 0-3 in the series and one game away from elimination.
Just one week ago I wrote this, "There is no words that can describe the disgrace of the Flyers tonight. I will not allow excuses or fans saying "at least we were in the Playoffs". NO, PLEASE STOP ! The Flyers haven't won a Stanley Cup in 35 years! It has gotten so bad that I have to watch and re-watch the Broad Street Bullies Documentary that was on HBO last night just for a taste of the Stanley Cup. I am sick of this. No one stepping up and no one scoring goals. The Flyers are allowing a defensive team, who normally can't score goals, own them. I am sick of it. I put my heart and soul behind this team thinking that they could do something special, obviously once again I was wrong."
I am now eating those words. Yes the Flyers, the team that has the ability to do something special are. They came back in this series with goal scoring, defense, and great goal-tending. The Flyers have also had Lady Luck on their side, with the return of Gagne and Leighton.
Just those two moves alone helped the Flyers get back in the series and rejuvenate this team. The Flyers are now one game away from history, and I think they can do it ..... scratch that, I know they can do it.
Chris Pronger and Mike Richards are leading by example for the team and will get this teams head into game 7 in Boston. I believe that these two men will get the teams heart racing .... and ready to defeat the Bruins.
One game at a time. There is no focus on Montreal right now, the focus is clearly set on the Boston Bruins. It is time for the Flyers to be apart of history.
Fans, do not be surprised if Rask is pulled for the Bruins tomorrow in favor of Timmy Thomas .... who was the backup goalie for Team U.S.A. during the Olympics and an All Star Goalie for the NHL.
It is time to step up, play hard, and never give up. "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit & how much you can take & keep moving forward."
LETS GO FLYERS !