Pronger and the fountain of youth
Chris Pronger only gets better when the games mean more. He shut down Devils sniper Zach Parise while averaging 30 minutes of ice time in the last round. With eight full days of rest under his belt, the 35-year-old defenseman is going to try and impose his will on this
Finding stability in net
At one point this season, it looked like the Flyers were going to have to post an ad for a goaltender. Suddenly, Brian Boucher leads all playoff goalies with a 1.59 GAA and .940 save percentage. But, if the 33-year-old can’t keep it up, there’s an outside chance former starter Michael Leighton could return.
Killing in the name of
The Flyers have the fourth-best penalty kill in the postseason, after killing 28-of-32 chances against New Jersey. However, a big reason for that was the gutsy play of Ian Laperriere, who is out indefinitely with a brain contusion. Expect to see increased minutes/impact for the speedy Darroll Powe.