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2015 Philadelphia Flyers preview

The Philadelphia Flyers had a tumultuous 2013-14 regular season. They started
the year with a thud, dropping the first three games of the year. On October
7th, Peter Laviolette was fired and assistant coach Craig Berube was named head
coach. After struggling for any semblance of consistency the first month or so
of the season, they finally climbed out of the dregs of the Eastern Conference
and ended up finishing third in the Metropolitan Division with 94 points, behind
only the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.

Action shot of the Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL playoffs

Flyers and Rangers battled it out in the 2014 NHL playoffs

The Flyers faced the Rangers in the opening round and Flyers fans know full well
how that ended. After splitting the first two games of the series at Madison
Square Garden, the Flyers lost Game 3 at home, before rebounding for a thrilling
2-1 victory in game 4. Both teams won their respective home games in Games 5 and
6, leading to an all-or-nothing game 7 at MSG. The Rangers were able to hold on
to win 2-1, en route to an Eastern Conference Championship, before being deposed
of by the Los Angeles Kings.
The Flyers, meanwhile, will look to take the next step in 2014-15 and try to
regain the playoff mojo they had a few years ago. They will start off the season
with a home game against the rival New Jersey Devils on October 9th. The average
ticket price for Flyers tickets to the home opener is currently $171 with a get-in price of
$42. If those prices are too high for you, just five days later, you can see the
Ducks come to town for as little as $24. The average ticket price for that game
is currently $137. If the Flyers can come out of the gate hot, it’s not too
difficult to picture them as Metropolitan Division champions by the end of the
year. But the reigning Eastern Conference champion Rangers will certainly not be
an easy opponent, nor the Sidney Crosby-led Penguins. It will be an exciting
season come October!

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