Who'll deliver the knockout blow?

Leafs vs. Flyers is the NHL's version of a heavyweight fight. The winner will be the last team still standing.

Updated: May 19, 2003, 5:02 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

It's not unlike Rocky II, Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed, the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.

That's almost where it's at heading into Monday night's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Air Canada Centre. The Flyers grabbed a 3-2 series lead with a 4-1 win Saturday, leaving everyone to wonder if the Leafs can peel themselves off the ice and force a Game 7 on Tuesday.

"These guys have been delivering body blows for five games," said Flyers coach Ken ...

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