What we saw in Game 6 …
Flyers 2, Bruins 1
Game 7, tomorrow,
7 p.m. (CSN) at Boston
1 Could it be magic? — Why have only two teams in NHL history come back to win a seven-game series when trailing 3-0? Because the fourth game is the most difficult and, despite what your high school math teacher told you, numbers do lie. The 1974-75 Islanders had three future Hall-of-Famers in their lineup when they defeated the Penguins in the quarterfinals. The 1942 Maple Leafs bested an inferior Red Wings team that had five players enshrined. Only Chris Pronger merits consideration for the Flyers, making a series’ win either that much more memorable or proving they’re missing a few studs.
2 Two of a kind — In his last 16 playoff games, Mike Richards has tallied at least a point in 13 of them. Then there is Danny Briere, who has added six goals and 13 points in these playoffs. Both players are a big reason why there’s a Game 7 in Boston on Friday.
3 Clockwork orange — The secret to the Flyers’ last three wins? They’ve been on the losing end of the scoreboard for just 3 minutes, 29 seconds, while sending the series back to Boston.