Continuing our annual polls for each playoff series, we come to a matchup between Beelzebub and the Princes of Darkness.
For a New York Islanders fan, there is no winner here without carnage, ruin, and tears among the fans of our hated rivals.
But you can still look at it from an objective way too (really, you can try), and let us know what you think. Personally, I don't think the Flyers have a chance, though I'll be hoping for good things for ex-Isles Mark Streit and Andrew MacDonald (even though I thought it was the right move to cut bait with both, and I look forward to their aging expensive years in Philly).
|Game||Date||Time (ET)||Eastern Conference First Round||National TV|
|1||Thu, Apr 17||7 p.m.||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||CNBC, TSN|
|2||Sun, Apr 20||Noon||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||NBC, TSN|
|3||Tue, Apr 22||8 p.m.||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||CNBC, TSN|
|4||Fri, Apr 25||7 p.m.||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||CNBC, TSN|
|5*||Sun, Apr 27||Noon||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||NBC, TSN|
|6*||Tue, Apr 29||TBD||NY Rangers at Philadelphia||TSN|
|7*||Wed, Apr 30||TBD||Philadelphia at NY Rangers||TSN|
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What They're Saying
The less, the better. This series will get plenty of exposure and hyperbole on its own.
Here is our playoff bracket pool, which you can still join until Friday. And here are previously posted series-by-series polls in the playoff stream:
- Pick 'em: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets
- Pick 'em: Lightning vs. Canadiens
- Pick 'em: Ducks vs. Stars