Friday night’s OT win was simply fantastic. Yes, the Flyers let the Bruins battle back, and yes, Recchi should have been covered on that last goal. And yes, Boosh should have been in better position. It doesn’t matter though, because Simon Gagne came back to play and help his team and he scores the OT winner… the kind of goal that a team can build on and get the ball rolling. Boston won the first 3, don’t see why we can’t win the next 3. Tonight will be another hard-fought game and should be a close one. The hardest game will be tonight because Boston will NOT want to go back to Philly with a chance to even up the series. The Garden should be popping tonight and the Flyers will have to come out from the get-go and get their lines rolling. Dan Carcillo injured his knee in Game 4 and will be a game-time decision. I’m sure he’ll play because he apparently looked good during practice.
If the Flyers improve their special teams (mainly their penalty kill) and don’t get behind early, I don’t see why they don’t take this game. If these guys play inspired hockey like they have been and do the right things, they go back to Philly with a chance to tie the series at 3, but tonight’s game comes first. I’m not ready to put my jerseys in the closet, I’m not ready to shave my beard, and I’m certainly not ready to see the season end tonight.