NHL Playoffs 2016: Dates, Live Stream Schedule and Stanley Cup Bracket

April 11th, 2016 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia Flyers were not suffering from a hangover after earning their way into the playoffs following a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon.

They proved that in their 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday. While that game didn't mean anything to the Flyers since they were locked into the No. 2 wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, it meant something to the Islanders.

If New York had won, the Islanders would have jumped over the New York Rangers into third place in the Metropolitan Division. But the loss means they are the No. 1 wild-card team, and they will meet the Atlantic Division champion Florida Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

The playoffs will get underway April 13, and the NHL announced the dates and times of each matchup late Sunday night.

The Rangers, who beat the Detroit Red Wings in the regular-season finale, will meet the Penguins in the first round. Pittsburgh (8-2-0 in their last 10 games) was the hottest team in the league at the end of the regular season, but it will have to show it can beat a team that has elimin ...

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