You can put a fork in the Philadelphia Flyers.
The team was turfed from the 2018 NHL postseason last night after a crucial 8-5 loss to their cross-state adversary.
For years, the Flyers and Penguins have shared one of hockey’s more notable rivalries. The Metropolitan Division foes have occasionally met in the playoffs, with the Pens more recently getting the better of the two. A Pittsburgh funeral home felt the need to add a bit of salt to Philadelphia’s wound by posting a “in loving memory’ sign” that is sure to infuriate Flyers fans.
It’s tough to feel all that bad for Flyers nation when you consider the events that happened at the end of last night’s game. After Bryan Rust put home a series-clinching empty-netter, residents in the arena began throwing cans and bottles of beer onto the ice.
Plus, the city has witnessed its Villanova Wildcats capture two NCAA national basketball championships and their Eagles win a Super Bowl in the last three years, so at least they've won something.
Philadelphia fans will have to wait another season to watch their hockey team strike revenge. In the meantime, they’ll have to watch Pittsburgh make a run for their third Stanley Cup in as many years.