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Flyers vs. Penguins. Canadiens vs. Bruins. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Lakers vs. Celtics. All these are historic rivalries in the world of sports. You can throw in North Dakota vs. Minnesota into that mix as well. There hasn’t been a game of higher stakes between these two clubs since the 1979 national title game, in which Herb Brooks’ Golden Gophers were victorious.
With a date versus Union on the line for a crack at the national title, the two old WCHA rivals battled all game. In the end, Minnesota came away as the winners defeating North Dakota 2-1 in dramatic fashion Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
With a trip to the National Championship game on the line, Union’s heart, tenacity, and skill prevailed over the finesse and star power of Boston College as the Dutchmen defeated the Eagles 5-4 Thursday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia Flyers (41-29-9) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (43-27-9), 7:30pm, CSN-Philly/SUN The Philadelphia Flyers may have guaranteed a playoff appearance with their win on Tuesday over the Florida Panthers, but the work in the regular season isn't complete. Starting with their game tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Florida, the Orange and Black are not only trying to jump over the New York Rangers in the standings, they are also trying to avoid falling into one of the two wild card spots. With three games remaining in the regular season, where will the Flyers finish in the standings.