Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flyers Devils

  • That approach worked in the first round when they dismantled Pittsburgh, the prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite, and it worked again on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Devils.
  • (New York Times)
  • The Flyers won a game, just a game, just one of the four games that they will need in order to get past the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • The New Jersey Devils played a Game 7 three days ago. The Philadelphia Flyers closed out a series a week ago. In the first period of Game 1 between the teams on Sunday afternoon, you could certainly tell.
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  • He may not have gotten a Hart nomination, but Giroux is without question the leader for the Conn Smythe among non-goaltenders. The Philadelphia Flyers forward leads the NHL postseason with 14 points, including six goals.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Petr Sykora, Zach Parise and Travis Zajac had New Jerseys goals. Minutes after he had a goal reversed because he kicked it in, Briere fired a slap shot past Martin Brodeur for his seventh goal of the playoffs.
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  • PHILADELPHIA - Danny Briere had two chances to celebrate his overtime winner. The first time, his goal didnt count. The second time, Briere left no doubt and put away Game 1, once and for all.
  • (Winnipeg Free Press)
  • Briere continued to stamp his name alongside Philadelphias postseason greats, scoring the winning goal 4:36 into overtime, leading the host Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday to open this Eastern Conference semifinal series.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • These are not your fathers New Jersey Devils, even if guys your fathers age will figure prominently in the Flyers second-round series. Jaromir Jagr was the fifth pick in the 1990 NHL entry draft. Martin Brodeur was the 20th pick.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • Five keys to the series: First-round MVP: Claude Giroux was snubbed in the Hart Trophy voting, but if there was voting on the MVP of the first round it would be Giroux in a landslide.
  • (USA Today)

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