2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs : Five Reasons The Flyers Can Win The Cup

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2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs : Five Reasons The Flyers Can Win The Cup

It must be an odd feeling to go from suiting up for a game on the final day of the regular season not knowing whether you'll play beyond that day, to playing in game five of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.

Going into that fateful game, the Flyers had been just plain bad down the stretch, going 3-7-1 in their last 11, before that winner-take-all on the final day of the season against the New York Rangers.

To add to the drama of course, the game remained deadlocked at 1-1 all the way through to a shoot-out despite the Flyers badly out shooting the Rangers by a total of 46-25.

After the Flyers' Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal in the shoot out, the entire Flyers bench, their fans, and the rest of the organization was on pins and needles as New Yorks Olli Jokinen flew in from center ice to try and tie the shoot out, only to be stopped Boucher.

“I think everybody on the bench was thinking about that last shot that he stopped,” Flyers’ forward Danny Briere said.

“That was a big rush for us on the bench. I can’t imagine what it was for him.”

The rest as they say is history. No one outside of Philadelphia would have expected to see the Flyers facing the Blackhawks for the 2010 Stanley Cup.

Not many have given the Flyers much of a chance to beat Chicago, still, I think that of any team the Hawks have faced so far in the playoffs, Philly probably has as good a chance as anyone.

Here are five reasons why.

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