Less than 24 hours after helping to dispatch the Montreal Canadiens and win the Eastern Conference finals, Flyers goalie Michael Leighton was trying to unwind a little.
The Stanley Cup finals against the Blackhawks begin Saturday in Chicago. Given the frenetic pace of the playoffs so far, that seems like an eternity.
"It would have been nice to get right back in it," Leighton said today from Philadelphia. "We
do have a few days to relax and think about what we've accomplished, but we
Talk about a whirlwind season. Leighton started it with the Canes, was waived in mid-December, went to Philly, took over as the starter, played in the Winter Classic, suffered a high ankle sprain in mid-March, then jumped into the playoffs against the Boston Bruins after a Game 5 injury to Brian Boucher to help make some history.