NHL Playoff Predictions 2012: Projecting Game 5 Stats for Flyers vs. Devils

May 8th, 2012 by Eric Bowman Leave a reply »
On Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, the New Jersey Devils will look to close out their conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Obviously, the Flyers don't want to have their playoff dreams cease on their home ice, so expect this game to be an intense battle throughout.

They've lost three straight games to the Devils, so they're incredibly hungry for a victory tonight. The star players will shine bright, and it should be a fun and exciting game. 

With that said, here's how I project the Game 5 stat leaders for the Flyers vs. the Devils. 


Leading Scorers 

For the Flyers, look for Danny Briere to step up and carry the load since Claude Giroux is suspended.

A lot of pressure will be on him to rise up and help Philadelphia win, and he will certainly give it his all tonight. Briere will lead the charge for the Flyers, scoring one goal. 

For the Devils, I predict Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the way, scoring two goals. New Jersey has several talented players capable of scoring at will on Philadelphia, and I fully expect them to contin ...

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