Found April 27, 2012 on
Buzz On Broad:
It's official: the Flyers now have a second round opponent - the New Jersey Devils. Last night the Devils defeated the Florida Panthers in a decisive Game 7 in double overtime.
The Flyers haven't played since Sunday, but judging by their practices this week, they are ready. The Flyers needed to get some players healthy, such as JVR, Briere and Meszaros. The break gave them time to enjoy thier first round victory, but also gave them time to refocus on the task at hand.
The Flyers have to focus on the New Jersey Devils, and some very familiar names. Here are some players the Flyers will need to keep an eye on:
- Martin Brodeur - Although Marty is getting a bit older, that doesn't mean we can ignore him. Brodeur basically holds every goaltender record imaginable for a reason. The man has still got it, but the Flyers can definitely get to him.
- Ilya Kovalchuk - Kovalchuk has had a great season for the Devils, and has been one of their best players. Kovalchuk led the Devils in points in the regular season with 83 points (37g, 46a). Kovy is second on the team in postseason points with 5, 3 goals and 2 assists.
- Zach Parise - Parise recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in the first round versus the Panthers. Zach is a winger that will never give up on a puck, the Flyers defense needs to watch him. Parise is the anchor to the Devils top line.
- Travis Zajac - Zajac leads the Devils in playoff points (6), 3 goals and 3 assists. Zajac scored the overtime goal in Game 6 to force a decisive Game 7. The Devils lean on guys like Zajac and Parise, as they should.
- Adam Henrique - The Devils rookie was named a Calder Trophy finalists for Rookie of the Year. The NHL snubbed Matt Read and Paul Holmgren, but hey, we won't hold a grudge. Going into Game 7, Henrique had just one assist, but on Thursday night he had two goals, including the overtime winner.
The Devils have a very dangerous roster and shouldn't be overlooked. Aside from the players named above, the Devils still have threats like Patrick Elias, David Clarkson, Zubrus and several others.
With that said, the Flyers match up very evenly with the New Jersey club. During the regular season, the Flyers are 3-2-1 against the Devils. This will certainly be an evenly matched series, and should be very exciting. The Flyers now have home ice advantage because they are playing the lower seeded Devils. Here is the schedule for Round 2, plan accordingly:
Game 1- Sunday 4/29- 3:00pm-NBC
Game 2-Tuesday 5/1-7:30pm-NBC Sports Network
Game 3- Thursday 5/3-7:30pm- NBC Network
Game 4- Sunday 5/6-7:30pm-NBC Sports Network
Game 5- Tuesday 5/8-*if necessary-TBD
Game 6- Thursday 5/10-*if necessary- TBD
Game 7- Saturday 5/12-*if necessary- TBD
BEST OF MAXIM
HATERS GONNA HATE
Brendan Shanahan's gig as NHL disciplinarian has made him an unpopular man. But, as witnessed by a fan's photo, he seems to be taking it in stride.
NEWARK, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur joked about allowing two goals past his bedtime in New Jersey's double-overtime win over Florida in Game 7. He can catch up on his sleep after the playoffs. Brodeur and his teammates have a quick turnaround before they take the ice again for the start of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Devils visit the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 1...
Adam Larsson and David Clarkson scored their first goals of the postseason, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, evening this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1.
Larsson and Clarkson scored consecutive goals in the third period to rally the Devils past the Flyers and make up for the absence of Ilya Kovalchuk. The Devils...
Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Devils wasted a 2-0 lead in the third period, then recovered and earned a matchup with Philadelphia in the East semifinals. Stephen Gionta also scored in...
Familiar foes meet once again. These teams are bitter rivals, separating themselves by only a 1o0 mile stretch of highway alone 95 that runs down the heart of the Garden State. The Flyers rule south Jersey, while the Devils run the North, and no one wants to give any ground. The Flyers are a well rested team after coming off a circus of a series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, in...
The New Jersey Devils rounded out the teams that advanced to the second-round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night on the strength of rookie Adam Henrique's incredible Game 7 performance. Henrique opened and closed the scoring in double overtime to end the Florida Panthers first playoff appearance in ten years. *****My second round Stanley Cup playoff predictions...
In this episode of The 303:30, presented by Brewhouse South, we discuss the pro’s and con’s to the second round schedule, we preview the series with against Phoenix with Coyotes blogger Carl Putnam of Five for Howling, we hear from Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippet prior to Game 1 on Friday night and we even spend a few minutes with two-time NHL All-Star and two-time Stanley...
Sometime past midnight Friday, Adam Henrique scored in the second overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, double overtime win past the Florida Panthers in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference opening round playoffs.
After the Rangers won, the winner of New Jersey-Florida would face the Flyers.
I had hoped to parlay the Eagles’ draft party into XFinity Live, but as the...
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
On the heels of their convincing six-game victory over Stanley Cup favorite Pittsburgh, the Philadelphia Flyers are scheduled to face yet another division rival. The New Jersey Devils, coming off a dramatic double-overtime Game 7 victory over the Southeast Division champions, the Florida Panthers,...
via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, At the risk of sounding like a homer, you can call the Flyers “Team Snubbed.”
When the NHL announced its three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given the league’s rookie of the year, Matt Read was bypassed _ even though he led first-year players in goals and game-winning tallies.
Jaromir Jagr, the Flyers’ 40-year-old winger, was surprisingly...