2012 NHL Playoffs: Who Will Be The Flyers 2nd Round Opponent?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins leads the line of his team as they give the traditional handshake to memebers of the Philadelphia Flyers after the Flyers defeated the Penguins 5-1 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

The Flyers await a second round match-up in the Eastern Conference Semifinals are taking care of the Penguins in six games.

The Philadelphia Flyers took care of business on Sunday afternoon, dispatching their interstate rival Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six 5-1. Claude Giroux set the tone early with a huge hit on Sidney Crosby and followed it up with a goal 32 seconds into the affair.

Now, the Flyers will wait and watch the rest of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-ups take shape as the other three series are still very much up for grabs.

The scenarios could play out as follows:

If the top seeds all win (Rangers, Bruins, Panthers) Philadelphia plays New York.

If the lower seeds all win (Devils, Capitals, Senators) Philadelphia plays Ottawa.

If the Panthers, Capitals and Senators win, Philadelphia plays Washington.

If the Rangers, Bruins and Devils win, Philadelphia plays Boston.

If the Bruins, Devils and Senators win, Philadelphia plays New Jersey.

If the Rangers, Panthers and Capitals win, Philadelphia plays Florida.

Confused yet? Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For more on the Flyers, please be sure to check out our blog Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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