Yesterday we revealed moments 10 through six. Today we will reveal the top five.
No. 5 - Wayne Simmonds Leads Flyers to Game 6 Win Over Rangers
The Flyers were facing elimination against the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia came out with a power play goal from Wayne Simmonds seven minutes into the first period. The second period kicked off with another Simmonds goal just 1:32 into the period. Simmonds would cap the hat trick later in the second to give the Flyers 4-0 lead and eventually force a Game 7 with a 5-2 victory.
No. 4 - Claude Giroux Beats Blackhawks in Overtime
The Blackhawks jumped out to a fast 2-0 lead just 3:51 into the first period. Scott Hartnell got the Flyers on the board two minutes later then tied the game before the end of the first period. The two teams would play a scoreless second and third period before heading to overtime. It was a back-and-forth overtime before Mark Streit got the puck to Claude Giroux with eight seconds left in overtime. Giroux raced through the neutral zone and ripped a wrist shot past Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta to win the game with 4.2 seconds remaining.
No. 3 - Taney Dragons Reach Little League World Series
Taney Little league, based out of Center City Philadelphia, took everyone on a wild ride to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Led by national sensation Mo'Ne Davis, the Taney Dragons gave Philadelphia fans a look at meaningful baseball in the middle of August. The run came up just short of a title but the Dragons still were honored with a parade down Broad Street.
No. 2 - Eagles Rout Cowboys on Thanksgiving
The Eagles and Cowboys met on Thanksgiving in a matchup of 8-3 teams for control of the NFC East. On national television, the Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead through the first quarter and a 23-7 halftime lead. After starting the second half with a fumble, the Eagles pounced and scored the last 10 points of the game en route to a 33-10 victory.
No. 1 - Phillies Throw Combined No-Hitter
Cole Hamels took the field on Labor Day looking for his eighth win of the season against the Braves. Hamels threw 108 pitches through the first six innings on a hot day in Atlanta. Hamels was dominant allowing no hits but Ryne Sandberg had to pull him from the game. Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon came in and threw three perfect innings to complete the nine inning combined no-hitter. It was the 12th no hitter in franchise history.