The Philadelphia Flyers put together a storybook season in 2010. They barely made the playoffs, needing a shootout victory on the final day of the regular season to clinch a spot in the postseason. That emotional win seemed to carry them throughout the playoffs when they needed it the most.
After overcoming a three games to none deficit in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and a 3-0 deficit in Game 7 to eventually complete on of the greatest comebacks in sports history, the Flyers knocked off Montreal in five games to reach their first Stanley Cup Finals in 13 years. However, their long championship drought would continue as well, as Chicago Blackhawks' star Patrick Kane broke every heart in Philly with his series clinching overtime winner in Game 6.
That was just the beginning for Peter Laviolette's squad though. The Flyers are in the midst of one of their greatest seasons in franchise history. They have some great veterans, but also a great crop of young players, all led by their stellar captain Mike Richards. GM Paul Holmgren has built this team to be competitive now, and for many years to come.
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