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Young forward Brayden Schenn is vital to the Flyers chances.
Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers have had their way with the Penguins the entire series, and look poised to close things out at home in Game 4. However, concussion issues for Brayden Schenn cause concern for rest of the series against the Penguins, and the next round, if the Flyers advance.
Schenn, in his first year with the Flyers, has contributed nicely in the playoffs. He has four assists and a goal in just three games and losing him for any period of time would be a blow to the Flyers.
Matt Niskanen, Pittsburgh Penguins
Suffering from a shoulder injury, Matt Niskanen was able to return to play in the 8-4 loss to the Flyers on Sunday.
With the series turning into a shootout, defense is at a premium, and Niskanen needs to stay healthy and help turn things around for the Penguins. Following the ejection of Kris Letang, Niskanen was forced to play more minutes. Hopefully, that can accelerate his comeback.