We take you back to three moments that will forever tie Laviolette to Philadelphia.
Laviolette's time in Philadelphia will always be highlighted by the 2010 season. The Flyers made the playoffs on the last game of the season on a shootout win against the Rangers, handled the Devils in five games, then fell behind 3-0 to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Flyers fought back valiantly to force a Game 7 in Boston before falling behind 3-0 in the first period. Laviolette called his famous timeout to regroup the Flyers and they would go on to score four unanswered goals and win the game and series 4-3. They would ride the momentum all the way to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals before falling to the Chicago Blackhawks.
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The Flyers were in the middle of gaining momentum at the end of the 2011-12 season as the playoffs loomed. In the 79th game of the season the Flyers battled back from a 2-0 deficit against the Penguins to take a 5-2 lead. They would eventually make is 6-3 with 1:15 remaining in the game.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma put his checking line on the ice against the Flyers second line when Joe Vitale landed a hard, clean hit on Danny Briere with no intention of going for the puck. A melee ensued on the ice as the Flyers took exception the Penguins' head-hunting ways.
Laviolette climbed up onto the boards going after Bylsma in a clear fit of rage only to be pulled back by Craig Berube and stopped by Pittsburgh assistant Tony Granato.
The Flyers would go on to win 6-4 and then face-off against the Penguins in an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series for the ages in which the Flyers won in six games.
Thanks for the memories, Lavy.
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