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Top 10 2011 Playoff Moments: Philly stays alive

Apr 1, 2012, 10:19 AM EST

From Apr. 1-10, ProHockeyTalk will be counting down the Top 10 moments from the 2011 postseason.

Here’s No. 10 — the Philadelphia Flyers staying alive in their opening playoff series against Buffalo with a comeback victory in OT.

Heading into Game 6 of their series with Buffalo down three games to two, the Flyers knew they couldn’t fall behind early.

But that’s exactly what they did.

The seventh-seeded Sabres scored twice in the first nine minutes and carried a 4-3 lead into the third period, and it looked as though No. 2 seed Philly was done — until Scott Hartnell broke out of his slump to score his first goal of the series:

Hartnell’s goal forced overtime, and one of the most unforgettable finishes of the 2011 postseason:

Ville Leino scored at 4:43 of the first overtime period to keep the Flyers alive and push the series to Game 7 — which Philly would win, 5-2.

“I’ve been through some pretty wild and crazy games through my career,” Daniel Briere said following the epic Game 6. “And today was one of them, the roller-coaster ride that it was.

“My heart definitely skipped a few beats today.”

Check back daily for the latest installment of PHT’s Top 10 moments of the 2011 playoffs.

  1. tcclark - Apr 1, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Ville Leino has 27 million reasons to be thankful for that goal

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