Philadelphia Flyers Playoff Schedule
The Philadelphia Flyers are ready to take flight this season and make a run
at the playoffs. The Flyers were able to reach the postseason in 2013-14 thanks to their solid performance in the regular
season, but they were unable to get past the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. The Rangers would go on
to win the Conference Championship, so it's admirable that the Flyers took New York to seven games in their series. The Flyers
are back in 2014-15 ready to take on any top teams that they may draw in the postseason, and the games are sure to be filled
with some of the most exciting hockey action you've ever been witness to.
Philadelphia Flyers History
Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL in 1967 during the first expansion after the Original Six era and became the first expansion
team to win the Stanley Cup shortly after joining the league. The franchise has won 16 division championships and eight conference
championships, however only two Stanley Cup Championships. The Flyers' two Stanley Cup victories came in back to back years
in 1974 and 1975. They have a long standing rivalry with the New York Rangers which dates back to the 1970's, and also a rivalry
with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Between 1994 and 2007 the Flyers and the Devils were the only two teams that won the Atlantic
Division title, and an intense rivalry developed between the two teams during this time. Flyers fans have had their fair share
of heartbreak over the years, but it appears that the franchise is back on track as they look to make the playoffs in 2014
and possibly have one of the top seeds if they can continue to stay near the top of the Metropolitan Division.
Division is comprised of eight teams: the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the New Jersey Devils, the New York
Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Washington Capitals. Many of the
teams in the division are among the top franchises in the history of the NHL and four of the eight teams are located in either
New York City area or in Pennsylvania. The 2013-2014 season is the first for the Metropolitan Division which was formed due
to the realignment of the NHL. The majority of the teams came to the Metropolitan Division from the Atlantic Division, including
the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Meanwhile the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes came from the Southeast Division and the Columbus Blue Jackets
joined from the Central Division. It is home to some of the biggest rivalries in the league including that between the Pittsburgh
Penguins and the Washington Capitals and the one between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders. The Metropolitan
Division is currently the only division in the NHL without a Canadian Team.
in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding the NHL
playoffs and fans of the Philadelphia Flyers are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire NHL. On game
day at Wells Fargo Center the fans file in and take their seats and that is when the cheering and chanting begins. As the
clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are
ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility,
powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college hockey.
By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and
you will already be planning a return trip. Everything is ratcheted up a notch during the NHL playoffs and the further teams
advance the more intense the competition becomes. If you thought regular season NHL games were exciting, just wait until you
experience an NHL playoff game live and in person.
Philadelphia Flyers Trivia
How many Philadelphia Flyers
players have had their numbers retired by the organization?
Five former Flyers have had their number retired by the
team: Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, and Bobby Clarke. These legends did some great things for the franchise,
and are remember are some of the best to ever hit the ice.
Philadelphia Flyers Fans
The Philadelphia Flyers
have some of the best fans in the National Hockey League, and that will never be more obvious than when you head out to the
Wells Fargo Center to see the team in the playoffs. The Flyers have a fan base that shows up for every single game en masse
to cheer on their favorite team, and it makes for a fantastic atmosphere at the arena.