The Leastern Conference Final will feature the No. 8 seed, and either the No. 7 or No. 6.
And if it turns out to be Philly and Montreal, or 7 vs. 8, remember that the Flys got in on that skills competition point, and that Bettman Bonus Point got them the seventh seed on a tiebreaker over the Habs.
But even more remarkable than the Canadiens knocking out the Presidents’ Trophy winners and then the defending Stanley Cup champs in back-to-back Game 7s is this:
The Flyers are only the sixth team in history — IN HISTORY! — to come back from 0-3 to force a Game 7.
The last team to do it: The Islanders in 1975. Those Isles, as we said the other day, beat the Penguins after being down 0-3, then played the Flyers, fell 0-3 again, and forced a seventh game which the Flyers won.
And, of course, the Islanders’ comeback vs. Pittsburgh was one of only two IN HISTORY in which a team down 0-3 actually won the series. Toronto did it to Detroit in the 1942 Stanley Cup final. That’s it.
What the heck was Mike Richter doing in Ed Snider’s box last night?
The NHL Network will show you some of the best junior prospects from the Canadian Hockey League, including drafted players and those who will be drafted in 2010, with telecasts of games during the Memorial Cup playoffs, starting tomorrow.
Here’s the schedule:
2010 Memorial Cup on NHL Network U.S. Schedule
Date Game Time (ET)
Friday, May 14 Memorial Cup Preview Show 7:00 p.m.
Windsor Spitfires @ Brandon Wheat Kings 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 Calgary Hitmen @ Moncton Wildcats 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 16 Brandon Wheat Kings @ Moncton Wildcats 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 17 Calgary Hitmen @ Windsor Spitfires 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18 Moncton Wildcats @ Windsor Spitfires 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19 Brandon Wheat Kings @ Calgary Hitmen 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 Tiebreaker (if necessary) 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 21 Semifinal Game 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 23 Championship Pre-Game Show 2:30 p.m.
Championship Game 3:00 p.m.
Mr. Titleist is calling an emergency meeting. Gotta go. Won’t be back until tonight. See youse.