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Philadelphia Flyers Schedule – Another Chance for Flyers in 2011-2012

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The Flyers made some real noise in 2010-2011, though their goal ultimately ended up just out of reach as rival Boston ran the table and brought down the Stanley Cup in their stead. This year, the Philadelphia Flyers schedule is loaded with matchups that are going to really challenge the Flyers and get them battle-tested for a playoff run. Here’s a look at the ones you might want to circle on your calendar.

Nov. 19, Flyers at Jets:

There hasn’t been a hockey team in Winnipeg in some time, though they have one now with the Atlanta Thrashers skipping town and ending up as the Winnipeg Jets. Those who can remember seeing games in Winnipeg – back before the earlier Jets franchise moved to Phoenix – might want to scoot up and see a game in a place where hockey was meant to be played.

Nov. 26, Flyers at Rangers:

Regardless of the sport when Philly and New York get together, there is always a fair share of trash talking from two of the premier sports cities in the country. Just weeks after the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees wrap up in the baseball playoffs, the Flyers travel to New York to take on the Rangers in a game that will feel like it’s the postseason.

Dec. 17, Bruins at Flyers:

In another top-notch Eastern Conference matchup, the Flyers will get a chance to take down the defending champs in front of their home crowd. The Bruins have arguably the best goalie in the league in Tim Thomas, so this one should be a hard-hitting affair featuring two of the best defensive units in the NHL.

Jan. 14, Flyers at Predators:

Nashville really isn’t that far from Philly, making this an enticing potential road trip for the true fans. The Predators have an exciting young team and the Flyers will be looking to prove they can beat a prominent Western Conference opponent.

Mar. 22, Capitals at Flyers:

The Flyers get a crack at slowing down Alex Ovechkin, the all-world superstar forward who is consistently considered one of the best players in the entire league. Ovechkin and a strong overall team got the Caps back to the top of the Eastern Conference last regular season, though they couldn’t put it together in the postseason. It’s a big game when the Caps come to town late in March, with plenty of playoff implications sure to be on the line. NHL tickets won’t be a hard sell for most hockey fans for this one.

Apr. 7, Flyers at Penguins:

Wrapping up the regular season, the Flyers travel to Pittsburgh in a game that is sure to have plenty of Flyers fans mixing it up in the stands. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are always one of the top teams in the East for a reason, giving the Flyers a chance to make a late-season statement.