Series tied 1-1-2
If the regular season is any indication, this series should be a tight-checking, low-scoring affair.
The Senators and the Flyers played each other four times in the regular season. The series was extremely close with both teams winning one game and tying twice.
The first two games took place at the First Union Center in Philly with both teams trading wins. Led by Keith Primeau's pair of goals, the Flyers took the first game 2-1. The Sens won the second 3-1 despite firing only 21 shots.
The last two games took place at the Corel Centre in Kanata. Both ended in 2-2 ties. Flyers goalie Roman Cechmanek was key in the second game making 43 saves.
The Senators, who won the President's Cup for being the NHL's top team in the regular season, are in the playoffs for the seventh straight year. In that time, they have only advanced to the second round twice and have never won.
While the modern-day Senators have not won a Cup in their 11-year history, the old franchise did win in 1927.
The Flyers, meanwhile, are in the playoffs for the ninth straight year. They have not advanced pat the second round since 2000.
The Flyers have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals seven times and have won the Cup twice, 1974 and 1975.
In their only playoff meeting, the Senators humiliated the Flyers 4-1 in the 2002 Eastern Conference quarter-final, virtually shutting down Philly's offence.