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Last night saw three series get things going on the opening night of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, each with wild levels of action and plenty of offense to go around.
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The Philadelphia Flyers rebounded from a disastrous start to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, finishing third in the Metropolitan Division.
Apr 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald handles the puck during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden.
While the Colorado Avalanche are using "Why not us?" as their motto, the Philadelphia Flyers might want to adopt "Why wouldn't we?" going into the playoffs.
It doesn't matter if these longtime rivals are in the Patrick, Atlantic, or newly formed Metropolitan Division, when the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers clash, it is every bit of a backyard brawl.
Now they may have to start the playoffs without their No. 1 goalie. Mason practiced for 15 minutes before leaving the ice Tuesday, three days after he sustained an upper-body injury during a collision against Pittsburgh.
In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason faces the action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Philadelphia.
Andrew MacDonald got a much-needed rest in Game 82, seeking reprieve from a recent foot injury he got from yet another blocked shot.
Derek Dorsett celebrates his first-period goal against Steve Mason of the Philadelphia Flyers with his teammates at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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The New York Rangers and their greatest rival, the Philadelphia Flyers , will meet up in a playoff series for the first time since 1997.
"You don't want to come out here and have a bad game and give them reason to not play you," Jason Akeson said.
Jordan Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the regular-season finale Sunday.
APRIL 13: Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers is congratulated by teammates Claude Giroux #28 and Wayne Simmonds #17 after Timonen scored a goal in the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Wells Fargo Center on April 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
According to Andrew Gross the Rangers will have daily practices starting tomorrow and leading up to the first game of their series against the Flyers on Thursday.