No team wants to be down 0-2 in any series, especially the Stanley Cup Final. However, the Philadelphia Flyers can at least say they’ve been there and done that.
The Flyers were down 0-3 to the Boston Bru [...]
Here is the pessimistic view of the Flyers' chances in the Stanley Cup Finals: In NHL history, only 6.1 percent (2 of 33) of the teams that lost the first two games on the road - as the Flyers did in Chicago - have w [...]
The Stanley Cup Finals have finally arrived, meaning it's time to crown a champion for the 2009-2010 NHL season. It's two of the preseason favorites that have reached this point, in the Chicago Blackhawks and the [...]
After the Flyers won the Eastern Conference title with a rivetting 4-2 victory over Montreal on Monday, winning coach Peter Laviolette looked ahead to his team's ultimate goal _ bringing home its first Stanley Cup si [...]
Two weeks ago, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said that Brian Boucher’s season was likely over.
Boucher left Game 5 in Boston with MCL sprains in both his right and left knees – and he needed help to be carried o [...]
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens found an answer for hot goaltender Michael Leighton and the Philadelphia Flyers -- speed and quick puck movement.
The quick-footed Canadiens skated rings around the listless-looking Fl [...]
MONTREAL - Chris Pronger, stand-up comedian and stand-up guy, had not been on the ice for a five-on-five goal in more than seven postseason games, which ought to be impossible. The Flyers' linchpin defenseman had played [...]
THREE PLAYERS with at least six goals apiece, seven players with at least three goals, 11 players with at least two. It really does take a village to raise a Stanley Cup - and, in the Flyers' case, a Ville.
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A team seemingly left for dead last week is not only alive, it is two games away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1997.
The Flyers, whose season was on life support four times against Boston, [...]
HE GETS HIS own table now, Michael Leighton does, gets to enter the interview room alone, a question turned exclamation. Thirty shots, all stopped, 16 in a first period from which the Flyers, once again, had no business [...]
Oh, the stories they will tell. Old men, fat men, back for some kind of old-timers function. After the public part of it, gathered together in somebody's hotel suite, bathtub full of beer and ice. Sitting on the floor, n [...]
Impossible wasn't tough enough for them. The Flyers had to stack a three-goal deficit on top of the three-games-to-none mountain they'd already climbed, just to see if they could overcome that, too.
Stunningly, they did [...]
'THE NEXT ONE, that's the big one," said Michael Leighton, a realist and a spoilsport and a storybook character, all rolled into one set of goalie pads.
This is happening, right?
Game 7? Really?
Historians will note that [...]
The nearly impossible dream is now very possible.
The Flyers, counted out when they lost the first three games of the series, evened the Eastern Conference semifinals with a tense 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins Wednesday [...]
The Conference Quarterfinals have come and gone, with upsets galore. The lower seeded team won four of the eight series', including the 6, 7, and 8 seeds all coming out on top in the Eastern Conference. The West was [...]