Philadelphia Flyers Thrive On Being 'Comeback Kids'

By Deanna Vasso
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The city of Philadelphia thrives on the idea of the “Comeback Kids” and the instances when a down and out team comes back to win it all. The Philadelphia Flyers have been that team in a couple instances, and back in 2010 when they miraculously defeated the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs they made a name for themselves in that regard.

This season they came back like that a couple weeks ago when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings, and then they did this again on Thursday night when they were victorious against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Flyers have been struggling a bit, but the top line with the new addition of Michael Raffl has been on fire lately. The rookie has played well bouncing off captain Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Giroux became the savior for the Flyers in Thursday’s game since he scored the goal to tie the game up and then scored two minutes later to win it. Both times his linemate Voracek was there with the assist.

The comeback in this game was a great win for the team; it was something they needed, but they also need to continue to bank on that momentum. Giroux needed to get back to his old ways of scoring great goals to win in games like this, but the worry is whether he will continue the streak or start to slump again. If Craig Berube continues to place Raffl with Giroux and Jakub they will certainly continue to bank off each other. This top line could potentially keep the Flyers going as the seasonal heats up.

Deanna Vasso is a Flyers writer for Rant Sports. You can follow her on Twitter, like her on Facebook or join her Google network.

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