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Since 1988, the Flyers have been to the Stanley Cup Final just twice.
The sweep in 1997 at the hands of the Red Wings and this one.
After qualifying for the playoffs on the season's final day, Philadelphia wasn't expected to do much in the postseason.
Nevertheless, the seventh-seeded Flyers upset the second-seeded Devils in just five games. They then erased a 3-0 series deficit to the Boston Bruins in the second round en route to one of the great comebacks in NHL playoff history before punching their ticket to just their second SCF appearance in 22 years with a five-game triumph over the Montreal Canadiens.
Sadly for Philadelphia, the magical run didn't have a happy ending.
Chicago, the second seed in the West, won a pair of one-goal games at United Center to kick off the series. With their backs to the wall, the Flyers responded with a 4-3 overtime victory at home in Game 3 followed by a 5-3 series-tying triumph in Game 4 at Wachovia Center.
However, the Blackhawks won the next two head-to-head meetings, including a Cup-clinching 4-3 overtime victory in front of nearly 20,000 orange-clad Flyers fans in Game 6.
To make matters worse, Chicago earned its Cup championship on one of the least dramatic goals in NHL history when a side-angle wrister by Patrick Kane slipped through Michael Leighton without anyone realizing for several seconds.
When the dust settled, the Flyers and their fans were forced to watch the Blackhawks hoist hockey's ultimate prize on their ice.