The Rangers 4-2 victory in Game 5 over the Flyers has pushed Philadelphia to the brink of elimination with Game 6 at the Wells Fargo Center. It is win or go home for the Flyers and they know that but team captain Claude Giroux is not worried.
"We're not looking at it like it's the last game of our season," Giroux told Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record. "We've come back all season long when it matters."
Giroux is correct as the Flyers fought back from their 1-7 and 3-9 start to make the playoffs as the three-seed in the Metropolitan Division. Even on an individual game level the Flyers set a franchise record with 11 wins when trailing in the third period.
This team has shown the fight this season but it needs to be more consistent and more concentrated on Tuesday night.
Whether or not you believe the Flyers can win Game 6, Flyers fans must be encouraged by the end of Game 5. They were able to climb back into the game when they looked dead in the water and they did so behind goals from Giroux and Vinny Lecavalier as both struggled to net their first tally of the series.
Is that a weight lifted off both of their shoulders? We will find out Tuesday but it is a promising sign to see those two getting into the offensive mix.
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