Flying high! Gagne helps force Game 6by Eric Schwartz
Ladies and Gentleman, we have a series.
Simon Gagne continued his remarkable comeback with a pair of goals and Villie Leino had a goal and an assist to lead the Flyers to a 4-0 win over the Bruins.
The win cut the Flyers deficit to 3-games-to-2 with Game Six coming in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
In case you missed the greatness that took place on the ice, here are a few of the Highlights.
— Who was that guy wearing No. 19 on Monday? Did we really have our first Scott Hartnell sighting of the season. Hartnell played his best hockey since — well I can’t even remember the last time he played well. He was active all night, scoring a goal and putting four shots on net. Him and Leino actually had a great bit of chemistry out there.
— In Leighton we trust? The goaltender carousel continued as Michael Leighton returned between the pipes, subbing in Brian Boucher who left the game at 4:35 of the second period. Leighton wasn’t tested often but when he was he came up with the saves — 14 in total.
— What a boost Gagne has been. One game after scoring the game-winner in his return from a foot injury Gagne buried the Bruins with the final two goals of the game. He also showed a little fire injecting himself into a scrum when a teammate was getting pounded on. Like Hartnell, this is the best I have seen Gagne play all season.
— Final Thought. Montreal beat Pittsburgh today to force a Game 7. If Montreal wins that game and the Flyers make history by winning two more against Boston, the Flyers will host Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
About all you can say to that is WOW.