What's ahead for Flyers in Round 2?

Posted: April 22, 2012

The Flyers became the first team in the Eastern Conference to wrap up their first-round series with Sunday's victory.

Now, they will get a few days to rest, get healthy and watch as the remaining three series play out and determine their second-round opponent.

Because the NHL re-seeds the remaining four teams before the second round, the Flyers could play virtually any of the remaining teams. In some cases, that could be good. In some cases, not so good.

Here is where the other series stand:

* Boston, the second seed, stayed alive with a 4-3 overtime win over Washington, the seventh seed. Game 7 is Wednesday in Boston.

* Ottawa, the eighth seed, leads the top-seeded New York Rangers, 3-2, with Game 6 set for Monday in Ottawa. Game 7 would be Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

* Florida, the third seed, leads sixth-seeded New Jersey, 3-2, with Game 6 set for Tuesday in Newark. Game 7 would be Thursday in South Florida.

Here is what each combination of results means for the Flyers:

* If the Rangers, Bruins and Panthers win, the Flyers will be the lowest remaining seed and play the Rangers.

* If the Rangers, Bruins and Devils win, the Flyers play the Bruins, the third consecutive year the teams will meet in the postseason.

* If the Rangers, Capitals and Panthers win, the Flyers play the Panthers. The teams have not met in the playoffs since 1996 and the Panthers are only the third seed by virtue of winning their division, the weakest in the conference.

* If the Rangers, Capitals and Devils win, the Flyers play the Devils. The Flyers have won their last two postseason meetings against New Jersey.

* If the Senators, Bruins and Panthers win, the Flyers face the Panthers.

* If the Senators, Bruins and Devils win, the Flyers face the Devils.

* If the Senators, Capitals and Panthers win, the Flyers face the Capitals.

* If the Senators, Capitals and Devils win, the Flyers face the Senators, and are the top remaining seed in the conference. They would have home-ice advantage through the conference finals.

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