Who wll be the Game 7 hero?by Eric Schwartz
With apologies to Metallica there will be a new “Hero of the Day” by the end of the night.
As the Flyers and Bruins get set to engage in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, it’s only right to ask, Who will be tonight’s hero?
Truthfully it could be anyone.
It could be one of the stars such as Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Marc Savard or Milan Lucic.
Or it could be a role player such as Dan Carcllo, Aaron Asham or Michael Ryder. Maybe it will be one of the goaltenders. Michael Leighton anyone?
So much is on the line tonight. If the Flyers win they will be just the third team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 deficit . They will also host Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals as a No. 7 seed against No. 8 Montreal. If Boston wins, its struggles this week will be long forgotten.
But there can only be one winner, and history will remember one hero.
If I had to venture I guess I would go with Richards, who has been in the middle of everything this postseason. And how fitting it would be for the captain to complete the remarkable comeback. Who s your pick for the hero of the day?
While you think about it, enjoy this clip of the most memorable Game 7 moments in NHL history.