Washington DC: There are two words that sports fans love to hear in the playoffs “GAME 7” everything on the line and who moves on and who season comes to end.
Today’s Throwback, we go back to April 22, 2008, as the Philadelphia Flyers took on the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of first-round playoff series from Verizon Center in Washinton DC. This series had a lot of ups and downs, The Capitals would force game 7 by taking down the Flyers in Game 6 lead by Alexander Ovechkin.
The goalies were Martin Brion for the Flyers and Capitals had Cristobal Huet.
The Capitals got the scoring going in the first on a goal from Nicklas Bäckström for 1-0 lead, Flyers responded late in the first as Scottie Upshall banged one home to tie the game at 1.
Sami Kapanen gave the Flyers the 2-1 lead in the second period and the Alexander Ovechkin tied it at 2 in the 3rd period.
This game would be decided in Overtime and the Flyers came out on top as Joffrey Lupul puts home the rebound off a blast from Kimmo Timonen.
Jim Jackson on Comcast Sportsnet Philly:
Dave Strader on Versus:
The Flyers would build off this series win and make it to the Eastern Conference Finals where they would fall to the Penguins in 5 games.