The current Flyers continue to draw comparisons to the greatest players in franchise history. First Michael Leighton tied Bernie's mark of two straight shutouts, then became the first Flyers goalie to post three in a series. Now, the NHL and Ed Snider in his postgame comments are putting Mike Richards up there with the club's all-time captain, Bobby Clarke.
Some fans love the perennial ties to the past, while others are ready for this team to begin a new golden era in South Philadelphia for the first time since the Bullies. No matter how you feel about the connection, you'll love this video.
It was only a matter of time until the NHL turned Mike Richards' amazing short-handed goal last night into one of their "History Will Be Made" spots. I think it's pretty fantastic.