Philadelphia Hat Trick: Phillies, Sixers, Flyers Post Big Wins

Jim McNultyCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 19:  Simon Gagne #12 and Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a third period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won the game 6-3 to cut the Penguins lead in the series to two game to one.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sundays this good are usually reserved for Eagles season!

The Phillies get a come-from-behind win on a Raul Ibanez walk-off two-run home run, a day after Brad Lidge blows his first save in a Phillies uniform. Ibanez is rewarded with a shaving cream pie to the face.

Welcome to Philadelphia, Raul!

The Flyers get two goals out of Simon Gagne, clawing their way back into their Eastern Conference playoff matchup with Pittsburgh, winning 6-3 and trimming their series deficit down to 2-1.

The 76ers, once trailing by 18, get a fade-away game winner from Andre Iguodala and shock the Orlando Magic 100-98, taking a 1-0 series lead.

And I didn't see a minute of them.

God bless SportsCenter.

It was a beautiful, 70-degrees here in suburban Washington, D.C., so I was out playing with the kids.

Perhaps having my priorities in order (for a change) was good luck for my hometown Boys.

Does that mean I don't get watch the rest of the playoffs? I sure hope not!

Whatever the reason, it sure is a nice way to start off a week. Hopefully they can continue the trend!

So while we bask in the glow of a 3-for-3 Sunday, let's reminisce about the best days in Philly sports.  What other great sports days come to win, minimum two teams getting big wins on the same day. 

Share your stories in the comments below.

Enjoy the week!

 

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