Their backs are against the wall.
Barely holding on by a thread, the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to stay alive as they go into game five Monday night against the Boston Bruins, down 3-1 in the series.
After advancing to the second round with an impressive series against the New Jersey Devils, the injuries sustained to offensive superstars Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne seemed to bring down the Flyers as they immediately lost the first three games against their second round opponents – The Boston Bruins.
“It is disappointing,” said five year die-hard Flyer fan, Penn Manor sophomore Austin Rowley. “If they win tonight I think they have a good chance at taking the series though.”
On Friday May 7, the Flyers were blessed with the return of a huge piece of their offense as Simon Gagne came back and played game four in Philadelphia.
With the game going into overtime, Gagne scored the winning goal to give the Flyers a win in game four of the series.
After getting a spark from game four, the Flyers will look to keep it rolling on Monday night up in Boston.
When asked how he thought the series was looking, sophomore Brandon Schuman, who is also a huge Flyers fan, agreed with with Rowley saying, “I think if they win tonight they’ll win game six in Philly, and then anything can happen in game seven.”
However, dean of students and former hockey player, Eric Howe says, “There’s always a disappointment in Philadelphia.”
Howe believes the Flyers season will end sometime this series.
The Flyers will look to break away with a three-game comeback starting Monday night and surprise the hockey world.
By Cody Erb