NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the Flyers Can Win the Stanley Cup

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the Flyers Can Win the Stanley Cup
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It's hard to believe it, but it's been 37 years since the Philadelphia Flyers last won the Stanley Cup.

On May 27, 1975, the Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabers 2-0 behind a shutout by Bernie Parent to win their second consecutive championship.

The Flyers have been back to the Finals six times since then in 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997 and 2010, but each time they've fallen short.

The Flyers believe that this may be the year that the franchise's long drought finally ends. Here are five reasons why Philadelphia hockey fans are optimistic about their team's chances of winning the Stanley Cup in 2012.

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