1 -- The number of times in the five post-seasons since the lockout that the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference has made it to the Eastern Conference Final. The top-seeded Buffalo Sabres made it in 2007, only to lose in five games to the #4 Ottawa Senators.
The other recent #1 seeds have fared thusly:
- 2010: #1 Washington Capitals lost in the first round to the #8 Montreal Canadiens
- 2009: #1 Boston Bruins lost in the second round to the #6 Carolina Hurricanes
- 2008: #1 Montreal Canadiens lost in the second round to the #6 Philadelphia Flyers
- 2006: #1 Ottawa Senators lost in the second round to the #4 Buffalo Sabres
Do you think the Flyers will advance to the 2011 Eastern Conference Final, what would be their second straight and third in four years?
Yes (475 votes)
No (154 votes)
629 total votes