ECSF Game 1, Discussion Thread: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 18: Philadelphia Flyers fans cheer on their team as they skate in warmups prior to playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 18, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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No. 6 New Jersey Devils at No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
3 p.m. | Game 1, Eastern Conference Semifinals | Series tied, 0-0
TV: NBC, NBCSports.com, CBC | Radio: 94 WIP
More Coverage: SBNation.com | NJ Coverage: In Lou We Trust
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Today's goaltenders:

Ilya Bryzgalov and Martin Brodeur will occupy the nets today.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Hartnell - Giroux - Jagr
van Riemsdyk - Briere - Voracek
Read - Schenn - Simmonds
Talbot - Couturier - Wellwood

Timonen - Carle
Grossmann - Coburn
Lilja - Gustafsson

New Jersey Projected Lineup

Ponikarovsky - Zajac - Kovalchuk
Parise - Elias - Zubrus
Sykora - Henrique - Clarkson
Carter - Gionta - Bernier

Greene - Fayne
Salvador - Zidlicky
Volchenkov - Harrold

Questions to Answer

  1. How does Ilya Bryzgalov perform today?
  2. Same goes for Martin Brodeur.
  3. How does Peter Laviolette opt to match his lines against the Devils, and do the Flyers win these battles?
  4. Kovalchuk gets fussy at least once today, right?
  5. How does Nicklas Grossmann look now that he's back in the lineup?

Go Flyers.

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