O, Canada, here they come.
The Flyers were one of 24 teams to begin the Stanley Cup playoff journey on Sunday when they took a charter jet to Toronto, Canada’s largest city.
They will open play with a preseason game at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Then it’s a round-robin tournament to determine top four seedings in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers will play Boston on Aug. 2, Washington on Aug. 6 and Tampa Bay on Aug. 8.
After that, the traditional 16-team tournament will begin.
The Flyers have high hopes for this postseason event. They haven’t won a playoff series since the 2011-12 season, the longest drought in franchise history.
There’s a lot of uncertainty to living “in a bubble’’ but Justin Braun believes the particulars of everyday life can he handled prudently.
“It’s a little different,’’ he said. “They told us today they’re going to be doing our laundry, so at least you’ll get some clean clothes once a week. It should be too bad. Guys have a general idea of what we need to bring. No suits this time, just kind of casual wear, so that cuts down on a lot of space. I don’t think it’s going to be too bad.’’
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