The 2014-15 NHL regular season came to a close this past weekend with Ottawa and Pittsburgh claiming the last two remaining playoff spots. Here is a look at the match ups for the first round of the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning on Wednseday.
After the NHL expanded its league from six teams to twelve in the 1967-68 season, all six expansion teams were placed in the "West" Division. With the Flyers finishing first and the St. Louis Blues finishing third, they faced off in a Quarterfinal Round, best-of-seven series.
Although it took two days later than they hoped, the expansion Flyers would earn their first ever NHL playoff victory on April 6, 1968.
Andrew Hammond continued his remarkable play for the Ottawa Senators. Hammond made 34 saves. Mark Stone scored his 25th and 26th goals of the year as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Senators.
The end of the regular and for the Flyers the season period, also means the annual team awards were handed out. The team hands out six awards for the season. They include the Bobby Clarke Award (MVP), the Barry Ashbee (best defenseman), the Pelle Lindbergh Award (most improved), the Yanick Dupre Class Guy (best represents both on and off the ice), the Gene Hart (player demonstrating the most heart) and the Toyota Cup.