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Danny Briere scored the winning goal 4:36 into overtime to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday to open the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Briere had his second chance at the winner count minutes after his earlier attempt was overturned on review because he kicked it into the net. He also scored in the second period.
He wasted no time making it up for the OT missed opportunity. He fired a slapper past Martin Brodeur for his seventh goal of the playoffs. Brodeur was screened in front by Philadelphia forward James van Riemsdyk.
Game 2 is Tuesday.
The Flyers took the series lead in their first game in a week after eliminating Pittsburgh in six games. The Devils played their third straight overtime game after defeating Florida in Games 6 and 7 to win the first-round series.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Danny Briere scored his second goal of the game 4:36 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series Sunday. Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk also scored for Philadelphia. Petr Sykora, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac had New Jersey's goals. Minutes after...
The overtime drama continued in the NHL playoffs Sunday, but this time it was between Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Devils thought they had escaped a scare in overtime after a Flyers goal was called back, but Philadelphia then scored for good. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Sunday, April 29. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps...
via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk was not available to meet with the media following the team’s video meeting this afternoon.
A team spokesperson said Kovalchuk had gone to “therapy” and will be meeting up with the Devils later today in Philadelphia. He will apparently not be joining the team on its bus ride to Philadelphia this afternoon for...
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview and Predictions series. With Round 1 in the books as of Thursday night, we take a look at the crop of the few, the proud, the Conference semifinalists.
So the Philadelphia Flyers may be the hottest team going into Round 2, arguably.
James van Riemsdyk of the Philadelphia Flyers skates away after scoring a...
A pretty exciting game to watch on a Sunday afternoon.
The Flyers had a rough first period after a lengthy break, but picked it up after that.
The Devils need to be much more responsible in their defensive zone in order to compete with Philadelphia.
Here is the OT goal by Danny Briere…
added 6:33pm, Watch below the Briere disallowed goal in OT, I thought the correct call...
The Flyers, despite another slow start in the 1st period on Sunday afternoon, were able to defeat the NJ Devils in overtime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 4-3.
Danny Briere has truly lived up to his title of "Mr. Playoffs" yet again this year, netting 2 goals (the Flyers' first and GW in OT) en route to the Flyers victory.
In case you missed the game...
Just looking at the regular season..
This year the teams split 3-3. Philly scored 18, NJ 15.
Over the last 5 seasons the teams have spilt 13-13. Philly has scored 71. NJ 73.
There was a time when these teams, at least it felt like, played every year in the playoffs , However over the past ten season the have met only twice in the playoffs. The Flyers winning...
Jaromir Jagr's long hair that once flowed beneath his helmet is much shorter now, and his playoff beard has plenty of gray in it.
Like the man he'll be shooting pucks at in the next round of the playoffs, Jagr is the old man in the dressing room these days. But both Jagr and Martin Brodeur have shown they have plenty of game left.
The familiar foes will meet again when...
Adam Henrique and the New Jersey Devils came up big in Game 7 to advance to this round, but that victory is in the past now. The Devils focus now shifts to their upcoming match against the Philadelphia Flyers, and mine does as well. Here are some notes on what should turn out to be a great series.
- The majority of the predictions for this series that I've seen so far have...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Hope you had fun in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Fun just left town.
Unless the Philadelphia Flyers can provide enough fireworks for the entire class, we appear destined for a second round of games in which 2-1 will be the third-period score most nights, highlight packages will be mighty thin and shot-blocking will be more prominent...
The Florida Panthers’ early exit from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a surprise to some, and not so much for others.
Let’s face it. The Panthers were not pegged to do too good this year. In fact, lots had them missing the playoffs all together. However, in a weak division, they landed the No. 3 seed to take on an equally talented opponent in the New Jersey...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (48 wins, 102 points) @ Flyers (47 wins, 103 points)
Road/Home records - 24-15-2 -------------- 29-10-2
TV - NBC (HD), CBC (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Series score - Flyers lead 1-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Philadelphia - 4...