Best 3-Goal Comebacks in Flyers History

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1. Philadelphia Flyers 4, Boston Bruins 3- May 14, 2010, TD Garden (Boston, MA)

The best, and most iconic, three-goal comeback in Flyers history came in Game 7 in Boston. They rallied from being down 0-3 to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with victories in Games 4, 5, and 6.

Fans entered the game with confidence, anticipating a historic victory in Game 7. The Wells Fargo Center even allowed fans free admission to watch the game on the big screen inside the arena.

Boston jumped all over the Flyers in the 1st period. An early goal ignited the crowd, and an ensuing pair of goals from Bruins gritter Milan Lucic forced the hand of Peter Laviolette to spend his timeout, facing a 3-0 deficit.

The Flyers gained new life after a shot from rookie James van Riemsdyk trickled by Tuukka Rask late in the first period. A suddenly poised and focused Philadelphia team carried the momentum through the intermission. The deficit was cut to one with an early second period goal by Scott Hartnell. Danny Briere fully erased the deficit by lighting the lamp less than six minutes later.

The Bruins grew tense as their lead was already gone less than halfway through regulation. However, an even slate meant the series was not yet decided.

Simon Gagne finished the historic comeback when he slammed home a scattering puck for one of the most memorable goals in Flyers history with just over seven minutes remaining in the 3rd period. They held on for a 4-3 win.

The 2010 Flyers possessed an admirable “never say die” attitude, never more apparent than the night of Game 7 in Boston. They went on to steamroll the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Finals before losing in the Stanley Cup Finals.