Flyers finish a historic comeback

May 15, 2010

The Flyers overcame another 3-0 deficit, and now the Bruins are out of chances.

Simon Gagne scored on a power play with 7:08 left Friday night in Boston to cap a comeback from a three-goal deficit and give the Flyers a 4-3 victory and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals that seemed a distant dream after they lost the first three games of the series.

For the Bruins, the season will be remembered for their collapse. They're only the third team in NHL history to lose a series after winning the first three games.

The seventh-seeded Flyers start the next round at home Sunday against the equally surprising eighth-seeded Canadiens.

Dryden calls it: When the Canadiens turned the page on their first century earlier this season, Ken Dryden invited current members of the storied team to write their own history.

"And why not make it great?" the Hall of Fame goalie suggested at the Canadiens' 100th anniversary game Dec. 4 against the Bruins.

Looks like the 2009-10 team took Dryden's advice to heart.

Montreal has stunned the NHL by reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 17 years. The Canadiens upset President's Trophy winner Washington and reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh to go deeper into the playoffs than they have since 1993.AP

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