First-round breakdown: Pens vs. Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins are the same two teams that met in last season's Eastern Conference finals. In many ways, both are dramatically different, which suggests this series will be dramatically different than the five-game set won with relative ease by the Penguins in 2008.
Although Philadelphia defensemen Randy Jones (hip surgery) and Ryan Parent (groin) are banged up, this is still a much healthier team than Pittsburgh was last season. Daniel Briere has ...
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2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Wednesday. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the first round: