The Flyers refuse to give up.
A team full of character and determination, they’ve completed unbelievable comebacks, and played on the edge of summer vacation for what seems to be the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs.
With the Chicago Blackhawks cornering them, appearing to be headed for another back against the wall situation, it took overtime, but Philadelphia prevailed.
Using what baseball refuses to use, instant replay, the Stanley Cup Playoffs moved a level up on the excitement meter. For the Flyers, one call went their way thanks to the replay, the other left them on the line. A line they would cross just a few minutes later.
Just six minutes into overtime, Claude Giroux scored the game winner on a redirect to give the Flyers their first win in the series, a series in which each game has been determined by a single goal.
Though the game was close on paper, the Philadelphia fans were clearly influential. With the highest number of fans in attendance (20,297) to ever watch a game in Philadelphia, the crowd not only helped the Flyers but created an atmosphere that made watching from home equally exciting.
With game 4 taking place on Friday in Philadelphia once again, the Flyers will have an opportunity to even up the series before it heads back to Chicago, as well as an opportunity to show fans why hockey is one of the most exciting professional sports to watch.
You can see game 4 on Versus at 8pm EST.