The Flyers defeated the Senators tonight in regulation.
Because of that, the Rangers will finish in the sixth seed and play the Capitals.
This is the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Rangers and Capitals will play and the third straight season.
The Capitals have had three different coaches in their list three meetings with the Rangers:
- Bruce Boudreau (2011)
- Dale Hunter (2012)
- Adam Oates (2013)
The Capitals played/beat the Rangers in the first round in 2009 and 2011.
The Rangers defeated the Capitals in seven games last year.