Found May 14, 2013 on The Sports Fan Journal:
On April 24, 2011 – my 24th birthday – the Philadelphia Flyers gave me a gift. A 5-4 win over Buffalo sent the teams’ first-round playoff series to a seventh game. Rooting interest didn’t make the win gift-worthy. At that point – like now – the winner was of little significance. Game 6’s result held [...]The post The Thrill Of Victory, The Agony Of Defeat And The Sanctity Of Game 7 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

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