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In the last few days, Philadelphia Sports fans have had that empty feeling in their stomachs much like when an airplane takes that unexpected dip. The Flyers were seen as backing into the playoffs and going against one of the NHL’s hottest and most feared teams. Series predictions were all leaning towards the western end of Pennsylvania.
The Sixers who were leading their division for most of the season have hit the skids and fallen back into the Eastern Conference pack just as the playoffs are in site. Their play at times has seemed uninspired and not on that upward swing that all have hoped for.
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins renew their PA Turnpike Rivalry in the opening round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. This is their 6th meeting in the playoffs with the Flyers having a 3-2 all-time series lead. The Penguins have won the last two meeting including their last meeting in 2009 on their way to their Stanley Cup Championship.
Rivalries are what make sports great and this could be a great one. MTRMedia.com will be there with you.
One of the most memorable moments of the rivalry occurred during the 2000 season, when the two teams met in the Eastern conference Semifinals. A season after the Penguins joined the Atlantic Division, the Flyers had won the division and the 1st seed in the East, while the Penguins snuck into the playoffs as the 7th seed. Despite this, the Penguins jumped out to a 2 games to none lead in...