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The National Hockey League (NHL) team the Philadelphia Flyers are based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team plays in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. The Flyers were one of the NHL expansion teams in 1967 and were the first that was not one of the Original Six to win a Stanley Cup championship. The Flyers won in 1974 as well as 1975.
The .587 overall points percentage (through the 2010-2011 season) for the Flyers is the NHL’s second best. They only trail the .590 points percentage of the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, the Flyers have appeared in 16 semifinal or conference final appearances and won 8. That is the most of any expansion team. The Flyers and St. Louis Blues are tied for having the most playoff appearances from an expansion team (35 of 43 seasons).
Since their inception, the home games of the Flyers have been played on Broad Street. From 1967 through 1996 at the Spectrum and from 1996 to now at Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia has had several rivalries over the years. Their biggest rivalries historically have been the Pittsburgh Penguins, their state rivals, New Jersey Devils, who since 1995 have faced during the playoffs four times, and New York Rangers who they have been matched up in the playoffs with many times.