NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 11: Sean Couturier #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers checks Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on March 11, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
After a week off, the Philadelphia Flyers resume their playoff push on Sunday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils, who are coming off a double-overtime Game 7 win in Florida.
The last conference semifinals matchup gets underway Sunday afternoon, when the New Jersey Devils travel up the road to Philadelphia to face the Flyers in Game 1 of their second round series.
The Devils are coming off a thrilling double overtime win in Game 7 against the Florida Panthers late Thursday night. The Flyers, meanwhile, have waited a week after knocking out the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 last Sunday afternoon.
While it may not have the all-out chaos we witnessed against the Pens, the Flyers will once again battle a fierce Atlantic Division rival. The two teams split the season series, winning three games apiece. Both the Flyers and Devils enter with some shaky goaltending, as both Ilya Bryzgalov and the Hall-of-Famer Martin Brodeur were not in top form during the first round.
No. 6 New Jersey Devils at No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
3 p.m. ET -- Game 1, Eastern Conference Semifinals | Series tied, 0-0
National TV: NBC, CBC
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