TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers credit Oskar Lindblom's fight against bone cancer for inspiring them all year. Having him back in a game for the first time in nearly nine months provided a big emotional lift in a key playoff game.
Ivan Provorov scored at 15:03 of the second overtime and the Flyers beat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Thursday night to force a deciding Game 7.
TORONTO (AP) — Flyers goalie Carter Hart grew up rooting for Carey Price and was thrilled to met his goalie idol this season. Beating the Canadiens and getting congratulated by Price in the handshake line felt so much better for Hart.
“He said, ‘Helluva series' and he'll be watching," Hart said. “Pretty special and definitely something I won't forget.”