Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of 2010: #10 Flyers Beat Rangers in Shootout

This is the start of our second annual "Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the year."  You can find last year's list here.  We will roll out a new moment each day (one over the weekend) from now until New Year's Eve.  How fitting is it that our list kicks off with more ownership of New York and the moment that made the Flyers Stanley Cup Run possible?

On April 11th, the Flyers and Rangers played the final game of the regular season.  The winner would continue on into the playoffs and the loser would go home.  After 65 minutes of play, the score remained tied, 1-1.  It would take a shootout to decide the winner.

Goals from Danny Briere and Claude Giroux gave the Flyers a 2-1 advantage going into the final shot.  It would be up to Olli Jokinen, 5-for-9 in shootouts last year, to keep the game going.  Brian Boucher stoned him.  The unlikely hero celebrated, Lavs pumped his fist, and the then Wachovia Center went wild.

The fact that this is number ten, means it was a very good year for Philly Sports.

Two videos of the shootout from CSN and the stands, after the jump.  As we're going to do with all of these, leave your memories of the moment in the comments.

If you set the second video 10 seconds ahead of the first and turn down the volume on it, you can watch the view from the stands with Jim Jackson's call.  Ya know, if you have the kind of time on your hands…I do.



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13 Responses

  1. I remember watching this and Halladay’s start against Houston his first CG as a Phillie. It was one great day.

  2. The Pittsburgh Penguins: Your favorite NHL team would be that good too if they had as many first and second overall picks as the Pens did from 03-06 says:

    Swish, your life must be pathetic if you sit there and comment on EVERY SINGLE post on this website. You’re the clown.
    Anyways, this game was so painful to watch until Matt Carle finally broke through on Lundqvist with 11ish minutes left in the 3rd. Going into the shootout I was preparing for the worst, since the Flyers usually blow it in the extra extra frame. But when Jokinen was stopped, I was overjoyed. We may have lost in the finals on account of a cabbie beater’s lucky shot, but the Flyguys gave us something special for the two month span between April 11th and June 9th of this past spring. And this was the moment that got us there. I will never forget it as long as I’m a Flyers fan.

  3. swisher, how did your team do in the playoffs? make history lately? oh no, you were on the other side of it back in 2004, which you should remember CLEARLY because you’re desperately clinging to the past.

  4. Wow, that second video makes it feel like I’m really there! Oh wait… 😀
    Can’t wait to see how this countdown goes, and how many I got to take part in. At least #10 and #1 I’m guessing.

  5. I was at this game! And like that one guy with the long tag name said, it was painful to watch until that Carle goal. Then the Rangers hold the puck through overtime to get to the shootout… careful what you ask for NY…

  6. My brother-in-law, a Rangers fan, lost a bet with me on this game and had to wear my LeClair jersey for a whole day. Awesome.

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