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Philadelphia Flyers Season Comes to an End after 1st Round Exit

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After pushing to game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins the Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night in an 8-5 loss.

The Flyers finished their season third in the Metropolitan division with a 42-26-14 record. Early in the season the Flyers suffered a 10 game losing streak. Despite the early rough patch, the Flyers came back around their losing streak and were able to secure a playoff spot.

 

Though the it appears that the Flyers make it to the playoffs as often the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers, they have no hardware to show for it in recent years. The three other professional teams in Philadelphia have all won championships since the Flyers last one championships. The Flyers last and only championships were in 1974 and 1975 when they won back to back.

Sean Couturier was the star for the Flyers in game 6 with a hat trick and 2 assists to finish with 5 points in total while playing on a torn MCL. Scott Laughton and Andrew MacDonald also scored for the Flyers.

On the Penguins, Jake Guentzel finished with 4 goals and an assist, Sidney Crosby and Patric Hörnqvist both had a goal and 2 assists, and Carl Hagelin and Bryan Rust both finished with a single goal.

Although the season is over it was a career season for Flyers captain Claude Giroux. At 30 years old, Giroux, in the last regular season game, hit 100 points for the season and had his first hat trick. In total this season Giroux played all 82 games, had 34 goals, 68 assists, and 102 points. Giroux is the first Flyer since Eric Lindros played in 1995-96 to have 100 points and is the sixth Flyer to do it.

 

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