ECQF Game 1, Discussion Thread: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: An exterior view of Consol Energy Center before Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins
7:30 p.m. ET -- Game 1, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals | Series tied, 0-0
TV: CSN Philly, NBCSN, TSN, RDS, ROOT Sports | Radio: 610 WIP
More Coverage: SBNation.com | Pittsburgh Coverage: Pensburgh
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Tonight's goaltenders:

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Ilya Bryzgalov 59 3415 33 16 9 141 2.48 1554 1413 .909 6

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Marc-Andre Fleury 67 3896 42 17 8 153 2.36 1768 1615 .913 3

Flyers Projected Lineup
Pittsburgh Projected Lineup
Hartnell – Giroux – Jagr
Kunitz – Malkin – Neal
Schenn – Briere – Simmonds
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Rinaldo – Couturier – Talbot
Sullivan – Crosby – Dupuis
Wellwood – Read – Voracek
Asham – Vitale – Adams



Timonen – Carle
Letang – Martin
Grossmann – Coburn
Michalek – Orpik
Bourdon – Lilja
Engellend – Strait

Questions to Answer

  1. Can the Flyers continue to shut down Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, especially on the road where favorable matchups may not always be an option?
  2. How much ice time does the third pairing get tonight?
  3. How does Briere look in his return to the lineup?
  4. What about Nicklas Grossmann?
  5. Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. Playoff debuts. How do they perform?
  6. Jaromir Jagr is the leading Flyers scorer against Pittsburgh this season. Does that continue into the playoffs?

Go Flyers.

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