As a result of the Bruins’ Game Seven loss, the Flyers will officially not be playing the New York Rangers in the second round, should they win tomorrow night against the Ottawa Senators.
Here are the remaining potential match-ups:
- New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils Advance: Flyers play the New Jersey Devils in Round Two
- New York Rangers, Florida Panthers Advance: Flyers play the Florida Panthers in Round Two
- Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers Advance: Flyers play the Washington Capitals
- Ottawa Senators, New Jersey Devils Advance: Flyers play the Ottawa Senators
In other words, the Flyers will have a favorable match-up in the Stanley Cup Semifinals regardless of the outcomes tomorrow. That’s not to suggest that any of these teams will be “easy,” but they don’t present as much of a challenge as the Rangers or Bruins would.
UPDATE: Season series records updated. Thanks for paying attention, everyone!
Against the Devils, the Flyers had a 3-3 record in 2012 and outscored them 18-15.
Against the Panthers, the Flyers had a 3-1 record in 2012 and outscored them 12-6.
Against the Capitals, the Flyers had a 3-1 record in 2012 and outscored them 10-7.
Against the Senators, the Flyers had a 2-2 record in 2012 and outscored them 17-14.
The New York Rangers / Ottawa Senators Game Seven starts tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.
The New Jersey Devils / Florida Panthers Game Seven starts tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m.
The Stanley Cup Semifinals will likely start on either Saturday or Sunday.
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