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It’s not easy to make guarantees in the NHL today, but it’s safe to say tonight’s Flyers’ game against the Ottawa Senators probably isn’t going to match the insanity of the meeting these clubs had on March 5, 2004. The combination of two Stanley Cup contenders, rosters with both enforcers and players that fought often, and an incident that made one side feel slighted afterwards helped to create one of the more memorable games in Flyers’ history.

There was plenty of buildup leading to this game. The Senators eliminated the Flyers in the previous two postseasons, with a 4-1 win in the 2002 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (a series where the Flyers scored two goals) and a 4-2 win in the 2003 Eastern Conference Semifinals (where the Flyers scored 10 goals).