Philadelphia Flyers Playoff Hopes Live or Die with Season Finale against Rangers

April 10th, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »

Eighty one games into the regular season, it's safe to say that the Philadelphia Flyers are not where they want to be in the standings.

In a win and you're in scenario, the Flyers will host the New York Rangers in what is really the biggest game of the season on Sunday afternoon to put an end to what has been a miserable regular season.

Whether the Flyers make the playoffs all lies with today's tilt with the Rangers as Philadelphia needs one point to clinch a playoff berth while New York needs two points.

Bottom line, if the Flyers win, they're in. If they lose, the Rangers are in.

Pretty simple, eh?

Not exactly as Philly can still make the playoffs as long as they can take the Rangers to an extra period to earn an overtime loss, which will give them a point and a tie with New York in the standings.

If this scenario, the Flyers will win the tiebreaker (wins).

Here's the good news for Flyers fans, if the Orange 'n' Black can beat New York in their final game, they will clinch the seventh seed in the East. That means they'll get either the New Jersey Devils or Buffalo ...

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