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NHL Playoff Schedule 2012: Flyers, Capitals, Kings Look To Advance

The Flyers, Capitals, and Kings will look to close out series upsets on Sunday.


Three series in the 2012 Stanley Cup NHL playoffs could end on Sunday. In all three of them, the lower-seeded team has a chance to close out its better-seeded counterpart.

In Philadelphia, the Flyers will have their third straight chance to shut the door on the Pittsburgh Penguins. After being blown out at home in Game 4 by an ugly 10-3 tally, the Flyers gave up two second-period goals and could not solve Marc-Andre Fleury in a 3-2 Game 5 loss. Back in the City of Brotherly Love, Philly will try to rev up an offense that put up 20 goals in the first three games of the series.

The Washington Capitals will be able to eliminate the Boston Bruins with a win on Sunday. After a 4-3 win in Boston on Saturday, the series shifts down the East Coast. The Caps will be looking for a third consecutive victory.

Vancouver will play host to the Canucks' second potential elimination game against the Los Angeles Kings. After falling behind 3-0 to the Kings, the Presidents' Trophy winners scored three unanswered goals to stay alive.

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
Noon ET -- Game 5, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals | Flyers lead, 3-2
National TV: NBC, TSN, RDS

No. 2 Boston Bruins at No. 7 Washington Capitals
3 p.m. ET -- Game 6, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals | Capitals lead, 3-2
National TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

No. 8 Los Angeles Kings at No. 1 Vancouver Canucks
8 p.m. ET -- Game 5, Western Conference Quarterfinals | Kings lead, 3-1
National TV: NBC Sports, CBC, RDS | Local TV: FS West

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