The Philadelphia Flyers earned their playoff berth Saturday afternoon and now they know their opponent.
The Flyers will be facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Penguins-Flyers for the first time in six years in the playoffs. Sounds like fun.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) April 8, 2018
— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2018
The Flyers finished the regular season with 98 points, while the Penguins finished with 102 points.
The Flyers and Penguins last met in postseason in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, when the Flyers won the series in six games. The Penguins were heavily favored to win the Stanley Cup that year.
The teams combined for an NHL-record 45 goals in the first four games, as well as combining for 309 penalty minutes throughout the fight-filled, six-game series.
The Penguins swept the regular-season series against the Flyers this year, winning all four meetings.
The Round 1 schedule is expected to be released by the NHL in the coming days.