The Philadelphia Flyers skated away with a win last night against the Anaheim Ducks which meant a lot.
The win was dedicated to Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom who had recently been diagnosed with cancer.
“We wanted to get this win for him, and every win for the rest of the season is going to be for him,” captain Claude Giroux said after the win.
It was a rallying point for the team as everybody loves Lindblom.
“I would say (it was) bittersweet,” Voracek said. “Great to see the support from everybody, all those tweets, all those signs, all those players. On the other hand, it is what it is. It’s bittersweet.”
Head coach Alain Vigneault revealed that even though Lindblom's world was rocked by the diagnosis, he had his teammates on his mind.
“Just to tell you the type of person that Oskar is — when he got back here (after learning of his diagnosis), with everything that’s going on, he texted TK to find out how his head was doing because of the concussion. That’s just the type of young man that we have.”