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2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers
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2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers

Spurred by a midseason coaching change from John Stevens to Peter Laviolette, the seventh-seeded Flyers, who finished behind New Jersey and Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division, reached the Cup final by beating the Devils (2) in five games, the Bruins (6) in seven -- becoming only the third NHL team to ever come back from an 0-3 deficit -- and the Canadiens (8) in five. Philly got surprisingly good goaltending from a pair of journeymen -- Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton -- but the magic wore off in the Cup final vs. Chicago, with the Blackhawks winning in six.

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