The Flyers season was 18 seconds away from having a ton of life again. Steve Mason made a huge save, one of 37 in another magnificent performance, as the Flyers held on for dear life while being peppered by the Bruins power play unit.
Every game features its own little battles, minor wins and losses that create the big picture of a full 60-minute win or loss. Claude Giroux and Patrice Bergeron had one of those battles to the left of Mason with 18 seconds left.
Giroux lost. Seconds later, the game was tied. Moments later, the game was over and the Flyers playoff hopes were back on life support.