For the first time this season the Bruins are going up against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins and Flyers have had bad blood in the playoffs more than the regular season. In 2010 the Flyers came back from a 0-3 series defecit to beat the Bruins. The next year during the 2011 cup run the Bruins swept the Flyers in 4.
So far this season the Flyers are 11-13-1 and tied for last in the Atlantic Division. The Flyers had problems at the beginning of the season and havn't yet recovered. The team also still has shaky goal tending even after trading for goalie Iyla Bryzgalov.
One player who has lived up to expectations though is Claude Giroux who has 7 goals and 17 assists. But one player has surpassed expectations. Someone the Blue Jackets really wish they hadn't traded. Jakub Voracek has 12 goals and 17 assists surpassing a point a game.
1) Voracek and Giroux. Because the root of the Flyers scoring is so obvious, it also makes it obvious who the Bruins need to focus on. The ...