Flyers-Devils: NHL Playoff Notes and Observations for Philadelphia, New Jersey

April 15th, 2010 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
Series Notes

-This is the fourth all-time meeting in the playoffs between the two franchises and the first time New Jersey has had home ice advantage.

-Philadelphia won the season series 5-1, outscoring the Devils 20-13. Claude Giroux (1-6-7)and Chris Pronger (0-7-7) led the Flyers in scoring. Patrik Elias and Brian Rolston each had five points for New Jersey.

-The Devils have won only two playoff series since winning the Cup in 2003.  Among their defeats was a loss to Peter Laviolette's Hurricanes in 2006.

Here We Go

For the 14th time in 15 years, the Flyers are in the playoffs. However, expectations for this team making a deep run are probably the lowest they've been during that time period. Inconsistency, injuries, and the annual concerns in net have plenty of fans in a wait-and-see mode with this group. But, as crazy as it sounds to say, the Devils were the best matchup possible for the Flyers in the first round. 

The Pressure's Off

Since the Flyers entered the playoffs by the skin of their teeth, it almost seemed like the team came out confident and relaxed i ...

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