Game 1, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: A general view of TD Garden is seen before the Tampa Bay Lightning play against the Boston Bruins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Flyers at (0-0-0, 0 pts) at Boston Bruins (0-0-0, 0 pts)

7:00 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

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[Game Page] - [Game Notes PDF] - [Boston Perspective]

Tonight's goaltenders: Ilya Bryzgalov for the Flyers, Tim Thomas for the Bruins. Shocking stuff right there. Heh, remember last year when Sergei Bobrovsky was the opening night starter and everybody was like "WOW WHAT?!"

Lineups, questions to answer and our in-game discussion after the jump.

Philadelphia Flyers Lineup

van Riemsdyk - Giroux - Jagr
Voracek - Briere - Simmonds
Hartnell - Couturier - Read
Rinaldo - Talbot - Nodl

Pronger - Carle
Timonen - Mezaros
Coburn - Lilja

Scratches: Matt Walker (healthy?), Jody Shelley (suspension: game 1 of 5)

Boston Bruins Lineup

Lucic - Krejci - Horton
Marchand - Bergeron - Peverley
Seguin - Kelly - Caron/Pouliot
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Corvo
Seidenberg - Boychuk
Ference - McQuaid

Scratches: One of Caron or Pouliot (healthy)

Questions to Answer

  1. How do the Bruins come out after a long, emotional pregame ceremony (one which the Flyers will enjoy experience from the locker room)? And for that matter, how do the Flyers respond to the long wait before the game? 
  2. How's Ilya Bryzgalov look in his first regular season game as a Flyer?
  3. Which line matches up against that top line of the Bruins?
  4. Jaromir Jagr has 30 points on opening night in his career. And tonight?
Go Flyers. 

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