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.READ MORE: Timberwolves Spoil Embiid's 76ers Return With 2OT Victory
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.READ MORE: 'It's Just Too Much.' Neighbors Remember 51-Year-Old Gunned Down In Poplar
“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.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Fire Rips Through Vacant Bar In Penns Grove, New Jersey