Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Marc Savards dramatic return to the Bruins in Game 1 gave the Bruins a huge emotional lift and propelled the Bruins to a 3 – 0 lead in this series.
Then came the triumphant (and dramatic) return of Simon Gagne for the Flyers.
After missing about a month with a broken foot, Simon Gagne returned in Game 4 and scored the game winning overtime goal to avoid a series sweep and may have propelled the Flyers to a historic comeback.
It doesn’t stop there. In his second game back, Gagne scored twice to bring the series to 3 games to 2.
Sometimes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, its about the intangibles. A team with mediocre talent can will themselves to victory. We saw what Marc Savards return did for the Bruins. Well, now we are seeing what Simon Gagnes return is doing for the Flyers.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are filled with drama. When the drama favors the home team, it is something we embrace and tell our kids about. When it favors the other team, it sucks. I want this series to be over.