I understand why capacitive reactance reduces inductive reactance mathematically, having a result of zero at resonant frequency.
But how to physically explain the flow of electrons in series LC circuit, where the coil lags the flow of current (electrons) relative to the applied voltage? How can the capacitor counteract this? By reducing the coil's back EMF? I assume, that if coil blocks electrons flow (current), capacitor can`t counteract it, especially when there is no voltage on its terminals. As the voltage of the power source increases, the first thing it encounters is a coil that prevents it from flowing current. How can the capacitor counteract this, if from the point of view of the power source it is a short circuit at the very beginning (no voltage across capacitor's terminals)? How it can cancel phase shift created by coil?