Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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The New Jersey Devils face the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a nerve wracking and unnecessarily close first round series with the Florida Panthers.   If we learned anything in the Florida series, it’s that the Devils are still as unpredictable as ever. Many of the bad habits that haunted them during the regular season came back to hurt them again in the playoffs.  I thought they appeared to be waiting for the wheels to fall off many times against the Panthers. But, they hung in there long enough to win and hopefully put their shaky start behind them.  The Devils advanced into the second round for the first time in five years and that in itself has lifted the 2500 lb. gorilla off of their backs. I expect the team to show more composure against the Flyers, especially after two gutsy overtime wins to preserve the season.  New Jersey heads to Philadelphia in an attempt to extinguish the red hot Flyers, a team that dismantled and dismembered a P
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