The only team on this list with multiple Stanley Cups, might have the most unfortunate turn of events since the 1970’s. Through quite a few runs far into the playoffs, the Flyers have constantly fallen short of reaching that ultimate prize to please their ravenous fan base.
Philly is in playoff contention in the Metro this season, sitting in a wildcard spot right now. Players like Shayne Gostisbehere, Jakub Voracek, and Claude Giroux are putting together a Flyers squad that is bouncing back in a big way this year.
Their most recent berth in the Stanley Cup Finals came in 2010, when the Flyers were defeated by the Blackhawks on an overtime goal from Patrick Kane, that sneaked by goalie Michael Leighton. The delayed reaction regarding Kane’s goal put a pin in the Flyers’ last championship hopes.
These Flyers do have the grit required to make a good run into the playoffs, but that also means making it through a tight Metro race in the finals months of the regular season. Philadelphia has seen so much playoff success in the past two decades. That is, until they reached the point where they were close to winning another Stanley Cup.