Flyers goalie Brian Boucher left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston because of an injury.
The Flyers hit the hat trick of patriotism for their Monday night playoff game: "God Bless America," a tribute to the troops, and almost 20,000 fans chanting "U-S-A!"
Boston's collapse was one for the ages. The Flyers had a comeback for the history books.
Nicklas Backstrom knew it right after the Capitals eliminated the New York Rangers in five games to move on to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Goalie Ray Emery of the Anaheim Ducks, forward Daymond Langkow of the Calgary Flames and forward Ian Laperriere of the Philadelphia Flyers are finalists for the Masterton Trophy. The award honors "perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
Goaltender is the most important position in hockey - especially in the playoffs. As Arturs Irbe, the Capitals' coach for that position, said, "If you don't have great goaltending in the playoffs, you really don't stand a chance."
Ville Leino scored 4:43 into overtime and Brian Boucher's return in yet another relief appearance sparked the Philadelphia Flyers to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres.
Boosh or Bob? Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette called it a fair question after practice Sunday.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is out for Game 2 against the Buffalo Sabres.