Philadelphia Flyers: Sizing Them Up with Pittsburgh for Their Playoff Battle

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Philadelphia Flyers: Sizing Them Up with Pittsburgh for Their Playoff Battle
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The fortunes of two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference have them playing each other in the opening round in the 2012 NHL playoffs.

For the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins the first round might as well be the conference finals.

The winner of this round will still have to possibly face both the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. But looking ahead will prove to be a fatal flaw.

The season series seemed to favor the Flyers, but when the playoffs start, so does a new hockey season, right?

Make no mistake this is a series that will be hard fought and well played. It could go either way despite Pittsburgh being a heavy favorite.

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