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Center City Rally Urges Flyers Onward In NHL Playoffs

(Lyssa Wacker, attending a Flyers rally at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

(Lyssa Wacker, attending a Flyers rally at the Shops at Liberty Place. Photo by Mike DeNardo)

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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  It’s win or go home for the Flyers tonight, in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

Fans gathered for a pep rally this afternoon at the Shops at Liberty Place, in center city.

There were giveaway freebies and a contest awarding game tickets the person who could stack the most hockey pucks in one hand.

Flyers fan Lyssa Wacker of Roxborough (in photo) admits her team is down 3-2, but notes that they’ve had their backs against the wall before.

“There’s been plenty of times where we’ve been down in the third period and we come back like that.  And I definitely think we’re going to pull it off tonight,” she said.

Flyers’ legend Bob “The Hound” Kelly says the Flyers can survive if they get off to a good start.

“It’s our building, it’s our fans,” he tells KYW Newsradio.  “We win here, we go to Game Seven, and anything happens up there in New York.  A bad bounce can hurt you.  We need to get the lead for a change.  We’ve started the series off always behind the eight-ball.”

And Flyers’ playoff tickets — still available?  The team says yes: tickets for tonight remain.

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