2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs 2nd Round, Game 2 Preview: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers
Ilya Kovalchuk is injured and he was terrible in Game 1. Given the criticism and reactions about his play, I wrote my own thoughts about how difficult of a situation it is - demanding that he sit isn't a viable answer.
Today, the New Jersey Devils lost 4-3 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of their playoff series. This recap explains why the Devils were lucky to get to overtime, which Devils were bad today, and many more observations.
Today, the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers will play the first game of their playoff series. This post is a short preview for Game 1 with a few updates of both teams after their practices on Saturday among some other thoughts.
|- 1, New Jersey Goal - Zach Parise (3), from Patrik Elias at 3:16. Penalties - Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia (Slashing), 3:57; Bryce Salvador, New Jersey (Roughing), 10:18; Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey (Hooking), 16:44.|
|- 2, Philadelphia Goal - Danny Briere (6), from Jakub Voracek at 8:07. 3, Philadelphia Goal - James van Riemsdyk, from Erik Gustafsson at 8:44. 4, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Travis Zajac (4), from Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk at 13:53. Penalties - Eric Wellwood, Philadelphia (Tripping), 9:31; Patrik Elias, New Jersey (Tripping), 11:40; Matt Carle, Philadelphia (Hooking), 13:22.|
|- 5, Philadelphia Power-Play Goal - Claude Giroux (7), from Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell at 4:19. 6, New Jersey Goal - Petr Sykora, from David Clarkson at 11:22. Penalties - Andy Greene, New Jersey (Hooking), 3:50; Petr Sykora, New Jersey (Holding), 5:26.|
|- 7, Philadelphia Goal - Danny Briere (7), from Jakub Voracek and Matt Carle at 4:36.|