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Saturday, May 15, 2021

3 down, 4 up
Emblematic of the upside-down train wreck that the Eastern Conference bracket has become in this year’s National Hockey League playoffs, the Philadelphia Flyers roared back from an 0-3 series deficit to eliminate the Boston Bruins in their series.

That’s an impressive enough feat, given that it’s happened so rarely in major-pro sports (this is the third time in the NHL, and somewhat ironically, the Boston Red Sox did it in 2004 for MLB comeback marker). What’s even more impressive, and adds a touch of symmetrical destiny to the Flyers’ accomplishment: They had to come back from an 3-0 goal deficit in Game 7 last night to complete the deed.

So it was a double-downer of oh-and-threes that Philadelphia had to overcome, in microcosmic game-time and macrocosmic series grind. And on the flip side, Boston experienced the overcoming. One for the ages.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 05/15/2010 12:19pm
Category: Baseball, Hockey
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