On Sunday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers won against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The final score was 5-1. This now means that the Flyers will move on to the second round of the playoffs.
At this moment, the Philadelphia Flyers are the only team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a spot in the second round. All the other teams have needed to take it to a game seven to determine who moves on (exception: New Jersey vs. Florida because they started their series late). This means that the Flyers are going to have some much needed rest time that the other competing teams will not have. This will definitely give the Flyers an advantage over the team they play.
So who exactly will the Philadelphia Flyers play in the next round? At this point it is impossible to say. They could be playing anyone at this point, because none of the other teams have moved onto the second round.
In the Western Conference things are a bit more set in stone, and the series moved along faster. In the next round #2 seed St. Louis will be playing #8 seed Los Angeles, and #3 seed Phoenix will be playing #4 seed Nashville.
After so many upsets in the Western finals (Detroit, Vancouver and Chicago were projected to win over their opponents and lost in less than 7 games) and with the Flyers beating the Penguins (the team that was projected to win the whole thing this year) look for many more upsets in these playoffs.
Hopefully these upsets will go in the Flyers' favor, as they continue their journey for the coveted Stanley Cup.
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