Flyers' blown lead in Game 1 may be detrimental

The Flyers began Game 1 of their conference semifinals versus the Canadiens the same way they ended the previous round: on fire. But they were unable to maintain the momentum, and it may ultimately cost them.

Updated: April 25, 2008, 11:54 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

1. It's not how you start but how you finish. The Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers were both coming off emotional Game 7 victories in the first round -- the Flyers needing overtime to dispatch the Washington Capitals -- but it was the visiting Flyers who had the most jump and controlled the play early in Game 1 of their second-round series. By the end of the first period, they were up 2-0 and looked poised to steal early momentum in the series. But the Habs tied the game with 28.6 ...

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