NHL Playoffs 2012: Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings Stun the Opposition

The NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting times in all of sports, and the 2012 version of them is no different. In fact, it’s even more crazy than usual because a couple of teams, such as the Philadelphia Flyers, are pulling off improbable feats against tough competition.

Let’s take a look at these squads doing the impossible.


Los Angeles Kings

L.A. wasn’t even assured of a playoff spot until late in the season and is now one win away from eliminating the Presidents’ Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks.

It’s insane to think that the best regular season club is about to get swept by a ragtag group that struggled to find an identity and had just 95 points compared to Vancouver’s 111.

However, Jonathan Quick and the rest of the Kings are peaking at the right time and looking to make a deep run through the postseason—barring an incredible and unlikely comeback by the ‘Nucks.


Philadelphia Flyers

Everyone knew that the Battle of Pennsylvania was going to get particularly nasty in the 2012 playoffs, but it’s unlikely anyone thought it would be this ugly.

After Philly found itself up 2-0 in the series, Pittsburgh decided enough was enough. The third game got particular violent, and there were a number of ejections, fights and penalty minutes assessed.

However, the Flyers still ended on top with a ridiculous 8-4 victory and are in position to close the series on their home ice.

Should Philly get the sweep over the Penguins, it will be one of their more deserved playoff series victories in franchise history.


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