Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Montreal opens door; can Flyers take advantage?

The Flyers received a huge break Saturday when Montreal dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Toronto.

Montreal opens door; can Flyers take advantage?


     The Flyers received a huge break Saturday when Montreal dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Toronto.

     That opens the door for the Flyers to capture the seventh-seed in the Eastern Conference if they can defeat the visiting New York Rangers Sunday at 3 p.m.

    With a win, the Flyers would finish with the same amount of points (88) as Montreal, but they would finish ahead of the Canadiens because of the tie-breaker (most wins).

   Finishing seventh is desirable because that team will face the second-seed _ either New Jersey or Buffalo _ in the first round. Those two teams are much more beatable than top-seeded Washington, which will face the eighth seed.

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    Buffalo and New Jersey play each other Sunday. Buffalo will move to No. 2 with a regulation win; if not, New Jersey takes the No. 2 seed.

    Sunday's Flyers-Rangers winner is in the playoffs. The loser is eliminated.

    My pick: Flyers 4, Rangers 2 as Simon Gagne leads the way.

    Give me your prediction.


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