By Eric Jacinto
The Philadelphia Flyers, yesterday afternoon just needed one point to clinch a playoff spot and they did just that by beating the New York Rangers, 5-0 in the last game of the regular season at home. With the win the Flyers, finish third in the Metropolitan division, which wasn't determine until late Saturday night when both the New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets both lost. Since the Flyers finish in third, they will be playing the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions and their in-state rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2018 NHL Playoffs. The playoffs are set to start this Wednesday; game one still yet to be determine.
The last time the Flyers and Penguins met in the playoffs was 2012 when the Flyers beat them in six games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. This is probably one of the most bitter rivalries in the NHL if not the most bitter because it's an in-state rivalry and the just hatred between the two teams and the fanbases.
Here's a video of the brawl they had in the 2012 playoffs that's how much hatred these two teams have for one another. I will post my predictions when I do my NHL playoff Predictions either Monday or Tuesday depending when the playoff schedule comes out which probably be no later then Monday.
You better believe this series will have the most drama to it and I love it BRING on SIDNEY CRYABY AND Those Pittsburgh PENGUINS! WE HATE THE PENGUINS! WE HATE SIDNEY CRYBABY CROSBY! WE HATE CRYBABIES IN GENERAL!