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Flyers, Rangers renew postseason rivalry with 1st playoff meeting in 17 years.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason faces the action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Philadelphia. Mason practiced for only 15 minutes because of an upper-body injury and there's a chance the Flyers will start their playoff series against the Rangers without their No. 1 goalie. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason faces the action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Philadelphia. Mason practiced for only 15 minutes because of an upper-body injury and there's a chance the Flyers will start their playoff series against the Rangers without their No. 1 goalie. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)  (The Associated Press)

It's Broadway vs. Broad Street for the first time in 17 years.

It doesn't matter if these longtime rivals are in the Patrick, Atlantic, or newly formed Metropolitan Division, when the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers clash, it is every bit of a backyard brawl.

The Rangers come into the latest best-of-seven, first-round playoff series with a bit of an edge, having secured home-ice advantage by finishing second in the Metropolitan — two points ahead of the third-place Flyers.