Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Things We Learned from Their Series with the Penguins

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Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Things We Learned from Their Series with the Penguins
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The Philadelphia Flyers weren't given a chance by Vegas oddsmakers or any so-called national experts to win this series.

Analysts just couldn't help themselves gushing over the return of Sidney Crosby and his playoff reunion with Evgeni Malkin.

Through every nationally broadcasted game in this series, Liam McHugh couldn't help but bring up goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's comments on finding the peace in his soul. Forget about the fact reports surfaced recently he played with injury besides the chip fracture in  his foot.

One couldn't completely fault the experts and their predictions or the media's inability to refrain from the snarky remarks about Philadelphia Flyer playoff goaltending.

The Flyers were going into the series starting a handful of rookies, one of which would be charged with the task of shutting down Malkin.

Now that the series is over, let's look back at some things that were either over-looked or unknown about the Flyers.

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