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2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs Series Preview: Penguins Vs. Flyers

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The second installment of the Keystone Clash begins Wednesday at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, two rounds earlier than it did last season.  It will no doubt be one of the most hotly contested of the eight conference quarterfinal series.

When these two teams met up last year, Pittsburgh was a machine on its way to a berth in the Stanley Cup Final, while the Flyers were the surprise story of the season and ultimately ran out of gas after suffering a few key injuries.

The Flyers were the better of these two teams for much of the season, but Pittsburgh posted a superb record of 18-3-4 down the stretch after naming Dan Bylsma head coach in mid-February.  They ended up tied in points with the Flyers but...

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