Mike’s Take: In Other News the Flyers Soar Past the Odds

Last week three teams were bounced out of the NBA Semifinals in 4-0 sweeps. But on Friday night The Philadelphia Flyers made NHL history when they overcame a 3-0 deficit in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to take the series in Game 7. After losing the first three games of the semis, the Flyers fought back to tie up the series for a Game 7 on the road. In the final matchup they rallied from three goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3. What an incredible comeback. Only two NHL teams have won a series after falling behind 3-0 and only two teams have ever overcome a three-goal deficit in a Game 7. No NBA team has come back from a three-game deficit in a best-of-seven series. But coaches will undoubtedly point to this triumph to inspire their own players for years to come if they should find themselves in the same predicament. The power to overcome lies in the proof of what is possible.

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