Brian Boucher has no interest in reliving the past.
The shutout was the second of Boucher's postseason career, but more importantly, it erased the ghosts of a horriffic collapse by the Flyers in the Eastern Conference Finals a decade earlier.
Philadelphia led New Jersey, 3-1, in the series that year. Rather than clinch a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers fell 4-1 on home ice in Game 5 and went on to lose the next two games. New Jersey became just the 16th team in NHL history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit.
"That still stings," Boucher said. "We were on our way to the Stanley Cup Finals and we lost. But tonight it feels nice to move on to the second round.
|Game 5: A Decade Later|
|May 22, 2000||April 22, 2010|
|Round||Conference Final||Conference Quarterfinal|
|Result||New Jersey, 4-1||Philadelphia, 3-0|
|Flyers Goals||Valeri Zelepukin||Danny Briere, Claude Giroux (2)|
|Devils Goals||Jason Arnott, Patrik Elias, Bobby Holik, Petr Sykora||None|
|Flyers Goalie (GA-SV)||Brian Boucher (4-26)||Brian Boucher (0-28)|
|Devils Goalie (GA-SV)||Martin Brodeur (1-20)||Martin Brodeur (3-18)|
|Series Result||New Jersey wins, 4-3||Philadelphia wins, 4-1|