None the less, they will definitely play the Penguins in the first round. However, nothing is totally set in stone yet. Why? While it is definite they will play Pittsburgh, whether or not they get the fourth seed is unknown. The Pens are done in the regular season. They have played 82 games and accumulated 99 points. The Flyers have played 81 games and have wrapped up 99 points. Yet, if they lose tomorrow in regulation to the Rangers, they will be the fifth seed and Pittsburgh will be the fourth. I'm sure none of us want that to happen. We want this series to start in Philly.
So, the Orange and Black have to get at least a point tomorrow when they play the Rangers at the Wachovia Center. Without question it will be a playoff-like atmosphere because this game does mean a lot.
Truthfully, tomorrow's game will be a great telling card if this team is going to make a run in the post-season. I'm sorry to all you positive people, but today didn't mean jack squat. The Islanders suck. They provide no test for the Flyers. The Rangers will. If the Flyers lose (in regulation or not), I will not feel good about them going into the post-season. If they win tomorrow, I will feel great because they would've won a clutch game.
We'll see what happens.