Flyers Oust LeafsMay 4, 2004
Jeremy Roenick scored his second goal of the game 7:39 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the Toronto
Maple Leafs and a four games to two victory in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
"My eyes went wide," Roenick said. "It was unbelievable that I got the opportunity, so I knew exactly what I was going to do right from the start. People tell me to shoot, shoot, shoot. Every time I get into a position like that, I pass. I wasn't passing tonight."
"We woke up a little too late," Leafs' Mats Sundin said. "We were hesitating in the first half until Karel scored a goal for us and then we kind of snapped out of it."
Philadelphia now faces top-seeded Tampa Bay in the conference finals.
"It's a big effort by our club and a huge steppingstone for the group in this locker room," Flyers captain Keith Primeau said. "We're really proud of what we accomplished here."
Sharks Send Avalanche Packing
"I would have to say that was the best game we played all year," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said. "Under the circumstances, when everybody thought we were about to fold ... I challenged some people. I knew we would get the right kind of response."
"We had an unbelievable lineup, and it's too bad it didn't work out," Colorado's Peter Forsberg said. "We didn't play good enough, and they beat us."
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