Comcast SportsNet Airs Classic Game on Thanksgiving Night
/ Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia, PA (November 20, 2007) – Comcast SportsNet continues to celebrate the network’s 10th anniversary by airing classic games from the past 10 years of Philadelphia sports. The network will replay the Flyers five overtime game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 NHL Playoffs on Thursday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
Flyers broadcaster Keith Jones and analyst Al Morganti recap this exciting classic game. The Flyers entered the playoffs as the Atlantic Division Champion and top seed in the Eastern Conference. They had defeated the Buffalo Sabres in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, four games to one, and faced the seventh-seeded Penguins, who had upset the Washington Capitals, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Flyers lost the first two games of the series at home and only won Game Three in overtime. They entered Game Four knowing if they lost the game that they would be down, three games to one, and that the franchise had never won a seven-game series in which they trailed, three games to one (0-10).
The Flyers won Game Four in the fifth overtime and won the next two games to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
This Flyers classic game will air exclusively on Comcast SportsNet on the following dates and times:*
Thursday, November 22 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8 at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 25 at 7 p.m.
*The original airing has been edited to fit time constraints.