PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins leads the line of his team as they give the traditional handshake to memebers of the Philadelphia Flyers after the Flyers defeated the Penguins 5-1 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
2-7 -- The Flyers record in the next series after winning a series 4-2.
In their history the Flyers have won a best-of-seven series by the score of four-games-to-two 12 times. Two of these wins were fairly memorable, coming in the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup Finals. These wins were followed by parades.
But 10 times, the 4-2 wins came before the final round, so they were followed by another series. And those series haven't gone so well, so far.
|Year||Round||Flyers beat …||Next Round||Opponent||Result|
|1973||Quarterfinal||North Stars||Semifinal||Montreal Canadiens||Loss|
|1977||Quarterfinal||Maple Leafs||Semifinal||Boston Bruins||Loss|
|1985||Wales Final||Nordiques||Stanley Cup Final||Edmonton Oilers||Loss|
|1987||Patrick Semifinal||Rangers||Patrick Final||New York Islanders||Win|
|1987||Wales Final||Canadiens||Stanley Cup Final||Edmonton Oilers||Loss|
|1989||Patrick Semifinal||Capitals||Patrick Final||Pittsburgh Penguins||Win|
|1996||East Quarterfinal||Lightning||East Semifinal||Florida Panthers||Loss|
|2000||East Semifinal||Penguins||East Final||New Jersey Devils||Loss|
|2004||East Semifinal||Maple Leafs||East Final||Tampa Bay Lightning||Loss|
|2012||East Quarterfinal||Penguins||East Semifinal||?||?|