The Flyers took a 3-1 series lead against the Washington Capitals in 2008 only to watch the Capitals force a Game 7 in Washington. The Capitals got on the board in the first period on a Nicklas Backstrom power play goal. The Flyers would respond before the end of the period when Scottie Upshall scored his first goal of the series on the power play.
The Flyers took a 2-1 lead in the second period when Patrick Thoresen drove hard to the net and drove a Capitals defenseman into Washington goaltender Cristobal Huet. Sami Kapanen was able to put it in the open net. The Capitals would respond six minutes later when Alexander Ovechkin beat Martin Biron to tie the game 2-2 through two periods.
After a scoreless third period, the two teams headed to overtime to decide the fate of their season. Just over four minutes into the first overtime, Washington defenseman Tom Poti went to the box for tripping R.J. Umberger. The Flyers went to work on the power play and with time winding down on the man-advantage, Kimmo Timonen blasted a slap shot from the point. Huet made the original save but Joffrey Lupul put home the rebound to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory.
The Flyers won out to meet the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Follow Steve on Twitter @SDolan3
Follow Whiz Wit on Twitter @WhizWitSports