These two teams had heated playoff contests in the past. There is still a bad taste in Flyer fans' mouths from the 2000 Eastern Conference championship when the Flyers, carrying a 3-1 lead into Game 6 and welcoming the return of star player Eric Lindros, saw him quickly depart back to the DL at the hands of Devils Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens.
Then went on to win the Stanley cup. A few years later the Devils were sent packing early by the way of the flyers.
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