Here Are Your Brackets for the Stanley Cup Playoffs
The 2014 NHL Playoffs are set and the Flyers will face a familiar foe.
This season will be a bit different, however. Instead of your standard 1-8 seeding, teams must get through their division first.
With that, the Flyers will play the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs, something that hasn't happened since 1997. The NHL is hoping that being matched up in the playoffs with certain opponents, it reinvigorate rivalries and force bad blood for years to come.
Take the Sharks against the Kings in the Western Conference for example. It's a battle of California, but these two teams have met just twice in the playoffs in the history of the two franchises.
Other match ups include: Pittsburgh vs Columbus, Boston vs. Detroit, Colorado vs. Chicago and St. Louis vs. Minnesota.
The NHL will not reseed in the playoffs so you may have a tough road ahead of you or may not have a tough road ahead of you en route to the Cup Finals.
For the Flyers, a 3rd seed in the Metropolitan means that they will not face Boston until the Eastern Conference Finals, if at all. Their next round opponent will be the winner of the Penguins/Blue Jackets series.
The NHL playoffs get underway on Wednesday.
Here are your brackets below: