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Kings deliver for long-suffering Hextall

Ron Hextall left the ice for good as a player in the Spring of 1999. It wasn’t as a triumphant hero, but as a goaltender whose best days were clearly behind him. The two less-than-iconic images fans of that era recall of the end, and how quickly it came, was of him standing helplessly as a buzzer-beating shot from Kings forward Jozef Stumpel sailed past him at the Forum in Los Angeles in February of that year and of his glaring misplay of a center-ice shot by Rangers defenseman Chris Tamer on home ice on April 5. That game against …

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Game 7: Rhapsody and Requiem

Flyers Faithful presents the final installment of a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. The idea of the noble loser is a fairly recent concept. For ages lost in history as the winners got to write the story of their own glory and perpetuate it throughout successive generations, praising the vanquished was an unknown art. Certainly in the whole history of Philadelphia sports, there were few instances of our losers giving it all and coming up that little …

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Game 6: Go and Get It

Flyers Faithful presents the sixth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Have you ever visited a mine or a cave in a state or national park, or ever been somewhere you could hear an echo seem to repeat forever? Or somewhere the concussion of a noise or a beat ringing out into the distance doesn’t seem to fade as physics demand while the minutes roll on? That’s what South Philadelphia sounded like to nine-year-old ears at …

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Game 5: Parade This

Flyers Faithful presents the fifth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Pride and confidence are great things to display in the right quantities, in the right time. And karma can be a real bitch. One game away from claiming their third Stanley Cup in four seasons, the print media in Alberta’s capital simply lost its mind on Tuesday and published parade plans for a few days hence. “Coming home to our adoring fans, the scene was …

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Game 4: Infamy and a 3-1 deficit

Flyers Faithful presents the fourth in a seven-part series examining and celebrating the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oilers, arguably the best NHL championship pairing of the last 30 years. Tell the truth. You don’t remember anything about Game 4 except 1) the Flyers lost and 2) the completion of the action from the above picture. More on that later. Sufficiently chastened after blowing the Mother of all Leads less than 48 hours earlier, the Edmonton Oilers came back with a more complete game plan and much better execution to assume a 3-1 series edge. …