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Ville Leino #22 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammates Matt Carle #25 and Claude Giroux #28 after scoring a goal in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Wachovia Center on June 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Overtime hero Claude Giroux: "It's huge. I don't think guys want to do a comeback again from 3-0. So it was tough losing the first two games. If we want to give us a chance to win the Series, we need to win this game tonight. The message was pretty clear before the game, and guys showed up ... My buddy - I was taking a nap, and my buddy texted me. He doesn't usually text me a lot. He said I have a feeling you're going to score the overtime winner tonight. I texted back and said you're crazy. I'm going to call him now. It's obviously a big goal. It's probably my biggest goal in my career."

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette: "Like I said this morning, 2-0 for us is comfortable. We're okay with that. We know how to battle through it. We knew how important the game was tonight. Once we wake up tomorrow morning, we know we have to hold serve on home ice. I think the guys will be fine with that."

Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger: "There was a lot of talk coming from their side of the ice. We were just busy playing the game."

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Pronger, again: "We have had an awful lot of adversity this year. We have had to learn on the fly. I don't think anybody has ever questioned us, in the locker room anyway. I'm sure some of you clowns have, but we haven't questioned ourselves or questioned exactly what it is we're trying to do. We've struggled at times and been able to turn the corner and figure it out."

Blackhawks winger Tomas Kopecky: "There's no reason to panic or anything. It was one game, and take five minutes, learn from it. We know where we made our mistakes, each and every one of us. We just have to keep growing and bringing even more on Friday."

Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith: "It's tough to lose, but at the same time, you know, we got another game. Hey, you know, we like our position. At the same time, we're not happy about tonight. But we got another game next time, and hopefully we can be better."

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville: "You can't forecast scores. We have had a wild first game. A little bit lower scoring last game. This game is on the line from start to finish, as all three games have been. But it's entertaining hockey, and the pace is all out."

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