|Penguins, Flyers renew rivalry as playoffs begin|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:05|
The fourth-seeded Penguins will have home-ice advantage Wednesday against fifth-seeded Philadelphia, though playing at Consol Energy Center has hardly been an advantage.
The Flyers have won five of the six meetings at the Penguins' new arena since it opened in 2010, the only defeat coming in a subdued 4-2 Pittsburgh win on Saturday with nothing on the line.
This is the sixth time the in-state rivals have met in the postseason. The Penguins have captured the last two meetings, using victories in the 2008 and 2009 playoffs as a springboard to a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.