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Flyers turn worst start in team history into playoff berth as they chase 1st Cup since '75

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 8:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Flyers turn worst start in team history into playoff berth as they chase 1st Cup since '75

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers turned the worst start in team history all the way into another playoff berth.

They want to keep the turnaround rolling all the way to June.

Four years after their last appearance in the Stanley Cup finals, the pressure in Philadelphia only grows on a franchise that hasn't won a championship since 1975.

The Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette after a 0-3 start. Coach Craig Berube needed time to get adjusted and the Flyers' 1-7 record was the worst eight-game start in franchise history. But they finished 42-30-10 for 94 points.

Led by captain Claude Giroux, the Flyers put a season that seemed destined for the draft lottery well behind them as they prepare for the New York Rangers. The teams split four games this season, with three games decided by two goals or fewer.

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