Flyers Come Up Short

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Flyers Come Up Short
June 9th, 2010 will be remembered as a devastating day for Flyers fans. Thanks to a goal from Patrick Kane that somehow got past Michael Leighton, the Chicago Blackhawks became the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions.

But while Philadelphia came up short, their season was extremely successful. It took the final game, overtime, and the final round of the shootout to even get into the playoffs. From there, they toppled over the #2 seeded New Jersey Devils. After that, they seemingly ran into a wall as they found themselves in a 3-0 hole against the Boston Bruins. But the Flyers became the third team in NHL history to be down 3-0 in the series, and come back to win. And they were even down by a score of 3-0 in that game seven.

In a rare occurrence, the #7 seeded Flyers met the #8 seeded Montreal Canadians. And just like in the previous rounds, the Flyers prevailed. Which brings us to now, where Philadelphia was on the short end of the stick. After Chicago’s initial celebration, the crowded let out a “Let’s Go Flyers” chant, to show appreciation of the season the Flyers had.

The Flyers join the Phillies (who won the World Series in 2008), Eagles, and 76ers in losing efforts. All four major Philadelphia sports teams have lost in the Championship within the past ten years. This one stings, especially because of the way it ended. It’s time to focus on baseball, but not before we thank the Flyers for a memorable 2010 season, that unfortunately ended up short.

by David Omansky at the Sports Fan Blog Network

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