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The Rivalries: Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh: 1988-1992 and 2005-2007
Recchi played his first stint with Pittsburgh in 1988, but joined the team full time for the 1989-1990 season.
From 1988-1992, he had 147 points in 210 games and represented the Penguins in the 1991 NHL All-Star Game. He also had 34 points in 24 playoff games as the Penguins won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. It was the only playoff run he was a part of during his first time in Pittsburgh.
Recchi returned to the Penguins for the 2005-2006 season after spending time with the Canadiens and Flyers. After posting 57 points in 63 games for a struggling Penguins team, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, where he had seven points in 20 games and won his second Stanley Cup.
He came back again for the start of the 2006-2007 season and stayed until he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers after 19 games in the 2007-2008 season. He had 76 points in 101 games.
Overall, Recchi played 389 games with the Penguins and posted 385 points.
Philadelphia: 1992-1995 and 1999-2004
Recchi was traded to the Flyers from the Penguins during the 1991-1992 season and posted 27 points in 22 games.
The next year, he had one of the best years of his career. His 123 points in 1992-1993 set a Flyers franchise record for regular season scoring. He followed that up with 107 points in 1993-1994 and was selected to the NHL All-Star Game both years for his outstanding performances.
However, the Flyers did not qualify for the playoffs from 1992-1994. He concluded his first stint with the Flyers with 262 points in 200 games.
Recchi returned to the Flyers after being traded from Montreal in 1999. Although his offensive output was not as high, he still had 365 points in 402 regular season games.
He also finally got to see postseason action with Philadelphia. The Flyers went to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000 and 2004, but lost to New Jersey and Tampa Bay, respectively. In 65 playoff games with Philadelphia, Recchi put up 39 points.
Recchi was traded to Montreal from the Flyers in 1995. He came to his new team by posting 43 points in 39 games, but the Habs failed to qualify for the playoffs in the 1994-1995 season.
However, they made the playoffs for three years from 1996-1998. Recchi had 24 points in 21 postseason games. The team reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 1998, but lost to the Buffalo Sabres in five games.
He represented Montreal in three straight NHL All-Star Games from 1997-1999. Overall, he played in 346 games with the Canadiens and had 322 points.
Recchi rounds out his journey to some of the biggest rivals in the NHL by stopping in Beantown.
He was traded to the Bruins from the Lightning in 2009 and had 16 points in 18 games. He also had six points in 11 playoff games, but Boston fell to the Carolina Hurricanes.
In this year's playoffs, Recchi became the oldest NHL player to score a postseason goal and have a multi-point game in the playoffs. He had two goals in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
This offseason, Recchi signed another one-year deal with the Bruins. He stated he feels the Bruins will be a serious contender to win a Cup in the 2010-2011 season.