Philadelphia Flyers

At this point in the NHL season, the grind has culminated in playoff berths and do-or-die situations. For the teams that remain alive in the quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup, they’ve fought and clawed all season together. As is usually the case in sports, there’s a cliché to describe the camaraderie between teammates; some may use ‘brotherhood’ as an apt description. It’s a term that doesn’t do a justice to what a brotherhood truly is. Instead, the true meaning of the word was illustrated in a small city just over 60 miles from Friday.

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