Philadelphia Flyers' Keys to Sneaking into the Playoffs

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Philadelphia Flyers' Keys to Sneaking into the Playoffs
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The Philadelphia Flyers are on the outside looking in with just nine regular-season games remaining following Tuesday's action.

The Orange and Black are presently five points back of the New York Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference following their 4-1 setback to the New York Islanders. What's worse, there are three other teams currently standing between Philly and the East's final playoff berth.

But there's still hope in the City of Brotherly Love as the Flyers rebounded from a four-game losing skid in late March by claiming four of their last six contests overall, including signature victories over Eastern Conference powers Boston and Montreal.

The math is still feasible but Philadelphia will need a number of things to go its way if the Flyers hope to play beyond April.

Here are five keys to Philly finding a way to sneak into the playoffs.

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