Updates: A Desperate Flyers Team is a Confident Flyers Team

Thanks to a 7-4 defeat in Game Five of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, the Philadelphia Flyers are once again on the brink of elimination this season.

Danny Briere and the Flyers once again face a do-or-die in Game Six

Of course, elimination hasn’t necessarily meant bad things for the Philadelphia Flyers this season.  Let’s take a look at what they’ve been able to accomplish in elimination games this season:

Winning a shootout in Game 82 of the regular season for the East’s final playoff spot?  Check.

Beating Boston in Games 4-7 after falling behind 0-3 in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series?  Check, check, check, and – you guessed it, check.

So now, it comes time for another elimination game.  Like three of the previous five elimination game victories, this contest will be played at the Wachovia Center.  Extra motivation?  The Flyers are an incredible 9-1 in front of the Orange Crush this postseason.  Now, however, the Flyers face the ultimate elimination situation.  The Chicago Blackhawks will come into South Philadelphia on Wednesday night with the chance to claim their first Stanley Cup since 1961.  The Flyers? Well, a win from them tomorrow night would force a decisive Game Seven Friday night in Chicago – and yet another nail biting elimination situation.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi has more on the situation on Philly.com:   FOR FLYERS, DESPERATION INSPIRES CONFIDENCE

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