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NHL Playoff Memories: Emotions were high during 2012 Flyers-Penguins series

Hockey Week in America highlights the best playoff rivalries in recent memory.

Hockey Week in America continues Tuesday with some notable playoff rivalries. An emotional playoff series took place in 2012 with the Battle of Pennsylvania between the Flyers and Penguins.

In Game 3, the temperature rose during Philadelphia’s 8-4 win. Not only did the teams combine for 12 goals but they also racked up more than 150 combined penalty minutes, which included a skirmish between Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux.

You can catch Game 3 and more memorable playoff matchups Tuesday night on NBCSN beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

• Penguins vs. Flyers (2012 Round 1, Game 3) – 7 p.m. ET

• Blackhawks vs. Blues (2014 Round 1, Game 2) – 9 p.m. ET
• N.Y. Rangers vs. Devils (2012 Eastern Conference Final, Game 6) – 11 p.m. ET
• Penguins vs. Flyers (2012 Round 1, Game 3) – 1 a.m.

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Week in America can be found here.


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.