The Phillies and Flyers both did something special on Thursday night
With the Phillies winning in. the 10th inning over the Nationals and the Flyers winning in 2OT of game six in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs over the Islanders, history was made.
Thursday night was the first time since April 12, 2014, that two Philadelphia sports teams won in overtime/extra-innings on the same day.
And it ONLY took me20 minutes to dig that up by going through four teams schedules and having to pair up when teams were playing in the winter and spring.
First, the Phillies won 5-4 over the Florida Marlins in 2014 thanks to a Jimmy Rollins walk-off home run off Dan Jennings. B.J. Rosenberg got the win after Jonathan Pettibone went five innings for the Phillies.
Philadelphia’s bullpen that day featured Justin De Fratus, Mario Hollands, Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Papelbon, and Rosenberg. Rollins and Chase Utley each had two RBI and Tony Gwynn Jr. had a double in that one.
It was a much different game in 2020 with Alec Bohm hitting a walk-off sac fly over the Miami Marlins. Rhys Hoskins provided another home run and the Phillies moved to 17-15.
Thursday night the Flyers stopped hearts across the Delaware Valley in their 2OT win over the Islanders to force a game seven on Saturday night. After jumping out to a two goal lead in Oskar Lindblom’s return from Ewings Sarcoma, the Islanders came back with a 4-3 lead in the 3rd. Scott Laughton tied it up and Ivan Provorov sealed it with a missile off his stick.
This game matches up with the Flyers’ overtime win on April 12, 2014 when they beat the Penguins in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Jakub Voracek had two goals and the Flyers led 3-2 after Claude Giroux scored with 1:15 left in the game.
Kris Letang tied it up again with seconds left in the third period before Mark Streit won the game in overtime.
Some pretty cool history and a fun, yet stressful night, in Philadelphia sports history.