The Philadelphia Flyers concluded their regular season Saturday with a disappointing loss to inter-state rival the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2. However, for Flyers fans its time to shake it off -- you probably already have -- and focus on the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begins Wednesday.
Oddly enough, the Flyers will play the Penguins in what should be a very intense first-round match-up, which features Pittsburgh with home-ice advantage. Over the course of the regular season, the Flyers defeated the Pen's in four of the six contest. Here's the schedule and TV coverage of the anticipated playoff series:
|Wednesday, April 11||7:30 p.m.||Flyers at Penguins||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|Friday, April 13||7:30 p.m.||Flyers at Penguins||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|Sunday, April 15||3 p.m.||Penguins at Flyers||NBC, TSN|
|Wednesday, April 18||7:30 p.m.||Penguins at Flyers||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|*Friday, April 20||7:30 p.m.||Flyers at Penguins||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|*Sunday, April 22||TBD||Pittsburgh at Philadelphia||TBD|
|*Tuesday, April 24||TBD||Flyers at Penguins||TBD|
No. 1-seed New York Rangers vs. No. 8 Ottawa Senators: The Sens' won the season series 3-1.
No. 2 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Washington Capitals: The Caps' were 3-1 against the Bruins in the regular season.
No. 3 Florida Panthers vs. No. 6 New Jersey Devils: The two teams split the season series 2-2
Here's a look at the Western Conference: