The Flyers have a lot more inexperience than the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they don't see that as a detriment in their forthcoming best-of-seven series.
Flyers rookies played in 445 games this season, compared to 63 for the Penguins.
"I think it's an advantage," rookie winger Zac Rinaldo said after Tuesday's practice in Voorhees. "We're youthful and the young guys bring a little more energy than some of the older guys might, so I think it's an advantage for sure."
"I'm excited; it's the best time of the year," said defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon, one of six rookies expected to play in Wednesday's series opener in Pittsburgh. "All the rookies proved during the season they could do a good job and do what the veterans do. All the rookies have about 50 games or more, so I don't think you can say we're rookies anymore. It's the playoffs and we're a team. Everybody's on the same page and the same level."