-- Flyers center Claude Giroux
best summed up his memories from the night of June 9, 2010.
"It was one of my worst days of my life," Giroux told NHL.com. "I remember sitting here and telling myself we're just one game away from the Stanley Cup. That's what you live for, to win that Cup, and to see that we were that close, it hurts."
That night -- Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final -- Giroux and his teammates were left to mourn how close they had gotten while the Chicago Blackhawks
were on the ice, skating laps with the Cup.
For the first time since that night, the Blackhawks are back in Philadelphia on Thursday here at Wells Fargo Center, and while the talk in the visiting room was about all the fun they had -- Patrick Kane
even tried to re-enact his Cup-clinching overtime goal -- the Flyers were left to deal with less pleasant memories.
"There's disappointment there," coach Peter Laviolette
said. "Am I disappointed about two years ago? … Yeah, it stings. Two years ago, you'll take that with you forever -- that's part of professional sports. You get the opportunity to play for the greatest trophy in the world and your team has a chance to win a championship, it doesn't happen -- it stings. Those things you don't forget about, they don't leave you. I think they're part of the fabric of who you are as an athlete or a coach, whoever it might be."