Philadelphia Flyers: 3rd Period Showed Determination, Will
Down 3-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the end of two periods, any team would have probably struggled to get that momentum swinging their way. Somehow, though, the Philadelphia Flyers never got that memo.
The Flyers exploded in the third period, scoring five goals in the last 20 minutes of the game to steal a game at home. But what changed during that game that swung the game a complete 180? I believe that the Flyers knew that they still had a chance and did not walk into the locker room thinking that the game was not over. The Flyers decided to go back to using their speed and making the most of second chances toward the goal. After two quick goals, the Blue Jackets scored to regain a two-goal lead and appeared to have stolen the momentum back. But the Flyers used their will power and never gave up and just kept using their chances to their advantage.
Another thought could have been going through the minds of NHL fans. Did the Blue Jackets take their gas off the pedal? It can be argued that it could be the case. But the way it was seen was that the Flyers, led by captain Claude Giroux who had two goals and two assists in the comeback win, just did not see losing as a option. The Flyers were inspired to make sure that they took advantage of any chance they had and had a lot more will power and determination.
If the Flyers can continue this trend, they could be a dangerous team in the Eastern Conference.
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