PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 01: Nicklas Grossmann #8 of the Philadelphia Flyers hits Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Flyers and Devils series moves to New Jersey for Game 3, with Ilya Kovalchuk likely to return to the lineup.
The Devils and Flyers series moves up the road to the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday night, with New Jersey looking to take a 2-1 lead. Coming off a seven-game series with the Panthers, the Devils turned around and took the Flyers, who enjoyed a week off, all the way to overtime in Game 1 and then convincingly rolled to a 4-1 win in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
The Devils may also get a big boost from Ilya Kovalchuk, who's likely to return for Game 3 after sitting out Game 2 with what is now being reported as a herniated disk. The Russian is one of the top offensive weapons for the Devils, who have had success against Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov through the first two games and can take the series lead on Thursday night. Game 3 will be the first game of an NHL playoffs doubleheader, with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:30 p.m. ET. Complete broadcast information below:
No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers at No. 6 New Jersey Devils
7:30 p.m. ET -- Game 3, Eastern Conference Semifinals | Series tied, 1-1
National TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS
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