A collective cheer was heard through the Philadelphia region as the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff spot on April 9 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers are in the race for the Stanley Cup.
In the first round of the playoffs, they are to face the top team in the conference, the Washington Capitals.
Washington is the best team in the NHL with the likes of Ovechkin, Jason Chimera, T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby. It will be a gritty, fast, physical series, one that can take a toll on a team mentally.
That is the Flyers key to the series, wearing down the Capitals in mind as well as in body.