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28 April 2000: Brian Boucher #33 goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save on a shot by Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Pittsburgh Penguins as Andy Delmore #43 of the Flyers defends in game two of the semifinals of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. <> Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT

The puck dropped on Thursday, May 4 in Game 4 of the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals and seven historic hours later with heavy eyes and the last drops of adrenaline pumping through our veins we experienced this moment:

That’s only if you stayed up through the stressful, low scoring game. JJ’s exhilarating call came around 2:35 a.m Friday morning. And in goal for all 374 minutes and 19 seconds for the Flyers that night was Brian Boucher. We talked to Boooch this morning about that final moment: “I remember that play so clearly and I remember the sounds that it made when the puck hit the back bar in the net. It made a clunk sound and not a ping. And I knew when I heard the clunk it was over.”

Listen to our entire conversation talking about eating pizza between periods and dumping sweat out of skates that night plus the current state of the season and how great it is to see Oskar Lindblom back skating with the boys:


Then watch the full replay of the game tonight on NBC Sports Philadelphia at 7pm and listen to the brand new Marathon on Ice podcast featuring Brian Boucher, Kieth Jones, and Chris Therien, plus Penguins Bob Boughner and Ron Tugnutt on NBC Sports Uncovered