The Hockey News broke down the Devils-Flyers series piece-by-piece, calling it an even series, but having the Flyers advance in six games.
Breaking down each important role, The Hockey News picked the Flyers having the advantage in offense.
The Flyers tore the Penguins apart offensively in the first round and outscored the Devils by almost 40 goals during the regular season, writes The Hockey News.
They picked the Devils in defense, but write that the Devils gave up more shots per game than any other team in the first round.
You might be surprised to learn that the Devils gave up more shots per game during the first round, but it was better defensively than the Flyers were during the regular season.
Marty Brodeur was given the edge over Ilya Bryzgalov, but we can not forget what Bryzgalov did against the Devils during the regular season.
There is no way in good conscience we can pick the Flyers in this category after the way Ilya Bryzgalov played in the first round.
The Devils’ penalty killing was slightly better then Flyers in teh first round, but it was that what killed the Devils during their first round series. They give the edge to the Flyers at special teams without a surprise.
The Flyers were as brilliant on the power play as they were inept on the penalty kill in the first round against the Penguins.
Overall, The Hockey News picked the Flyers over the Devils in six games.
The Flyers should have enough firepower to win this series, keeping in mind their goaltending can’t possibly be as bad in the second round. Can it?
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