Flyers Force Game 7

May 20, 2004

2004 Playoffs

Simon Gagne scored his second goal with 1:42 left in the first overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers forced a deciding Game Seven in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"The whole line was unbelievable," said Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock about the new top line of Gagne, Jeremy Roenick and Keith Primeau. "The line was for the most part unstoppable. We just got so many good efforts from people. We had a lot of people who didn't want the season to end and they wouldn't be denied."

"It might have been one of the best games I have ever been a part of," Roenick said. "It was one of the most exciting games I've ever played in. It was an awesome game."

"The third period, we held on to the puck a little two much," said Vincent Lecavalier, who scored twice for the Lightning. "We should have come out after them and try to get a fifth goal. We didn't and that's why there's a Game Seven."

Game Seven is on Saturday in Tampa.

"This is what we play for," Tampa Bay left wing Dave Andreychuk said. "We play for a Game Seven in our building. We have to forget about this one. We have to realize it's one game now."

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