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Philadelphia Flyers hope to upset Sidney Crosby on Comcast SportsNet

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Sidney Crosby voiced his utter disdain for every Philadelphia Flyer a few spring seasons ago after an Eastern Conference quarterfinals shellacking. 'Sid the Kid' and Claude Giroux mixed it up during a game that the Flyers won 8-4, which gave them a 3-0 lead in the series. Peter Laviolette's squad eventually dropped the Pens (4-2) in that first-round 2012 playoff matchup.

Crosby and his gang square off against Giroux's modern 'Broad Street Bullies' in a home-and-home set this weekend. Saturday's contest starts at 1 p.m. EST in Philadelphia on Comcast SportsNet. Sunday's contest in Pittsburgh will be seen on NBC starting at 12:30 p.m. EST.

The Penguins seem certain to win the newly-formed Metropolitan Division this season, as they've already posted 92 points. The Flyers, who are in scrunched playoff position battle with numerous Divisional and Conference opponents, have posted 73 points to-date.

In recent seasons each team has been dominant on their opponents home ice. That only serves to underscore the tension that each team's fans apply to the on-ice intruders. Same-state camaraderie clearly isn't evidenced by each arena's ticket-holding inhabitants during these all-out hockey wars. And that's how real National Hockey League rivalries live on.

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