The Bruins are sick of hearing about it. The Flyers are counting on it.
Of course, we’re talking about last year’s back-from-the-dead performance that saw the Flyers dig themselves a 3-0 series deficit, then win four straight games. So, can it happen again?
“I answered that question the first day,” Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told reporters. “And you guys promised me I wouldn’t have to answer it again.”
Sorry. Only three NHL teams have ever rallied from a 3-0 hole to win a postseason series. And nobody’s done it twice.
“We just have to come and play the way we know we can and keep getting traffic and win a period, and hopefully win a game, and get to Game 5,” said Flyers defenseman Sean O’Donnell.
» Start me up?
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette didn’t say Thursday whether Brian Boucher or Sergei Bobrovsky would start in net for Game 4.
» Prongs, Carter out
Chris Pronger and Jeff Carter both missed the morning skate Thursday. They are listed day-to-day.