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Thursday Morning Fly By: Forcing Game 7, More Briere Love, Betts to Play

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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Last night's NHL score... Flyers 2 - Bruins 1 (series tied 3-3); Canadiens 5 - Penguins 2 (MTL wins series 4-3)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [NHL.com] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [Daily News] [Puck Daddy]
  • Photos from last night's win: [BSH]
  • "It's nice," said Richards, ever the captain, "but we haven't done anything yet. We fought all the way back to tie it, but we still need that one more win. Obviously, it's a Game 7 - it's going to be tough." [Inquirer]
  • Blair Betts is expected to play in Game 7, and he didn't have tape on his arm after the game. [John Boruk]
  • Pretty funny tale: On the same night the Bruins blow a 3-0 series lead, their ECHL affiliate does the same thing: [SBN]
  • Mike Richter celebrating last night's win with Ed Snider?? [phila.bright]
  • One more win — in Game 7 of this series Friday at TD Garden in Boston — would complete the marvelous run of a team that frankly, a little more than a month ago, wasn’t very likeable, had little in the way of expectations and was being touted as a major disappointment. [DelcoTimes]
  • "That’s not good enough," Briere said. "I want to be part of that three teams that came all the way back and clinched. We know what’s at stake, and it’s very special." [CSNPhilly]
  • Like any good city, after their team won, Montreal rioted. [HuffPost]
  • A questionnaire for their believers: [Behind the Net]
  • Philadelphia is a finalist to host the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Frozen Four tournament: [Inquirer]
  • The Flyers are working on signing Mario Kempe: [Phila.Bright]
  • The horrible truth behind Montreal's run to the Conference Finals: [Down Goes Brown]
  • What is the most important thing a team can do in the playoffs? [Behind The Net]
  • Team USA's terrible showing in the World Championship continued. [Puck Daddy]
  • Looking at Corsi for the second round through last night: [Behind The Net]
  • Lastly, per request: "wow. i actually got a feeling about The Flyers." [questlove]

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