Pittsburgh Penguins: Five Things to Watch in First-Round Matchup

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 26: Sidney Crosby
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 26: Sidney Crosby /
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With the NHL Playoffs set to kick-off this week, the Pittsburgh Penguins and cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers will meet for a best-of-seven series.

The Philadelphia Flyers finished with only two less points than the Pittsburgh Penguins on the season. This despite needing a win against the New York Rangers in their last game of the season to even clinch a spot.  When the puck drops on Wednesday, here are five things to look out for throughout the series: