NHL Playoffs 2012: 8 New Jersey Devils Who Need to Step Up for Round 2

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 8 New Jersey Devils Who Need to Step Up for Round 2
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It's a little hard to believe—I'm still struggling with the idea—but the New Jersey Devils have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!

The Devils managed to fight their way back from a 3-2 series deficit again the Florida, winning back-to-back games in overtime to win the series.

By advancing, they earned the right to play the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers were coming off a lot of rest after dismantling/having their way with the Penguins and are led by some pretty scary players.

Claude Giroux, Jaromir Jagr, Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere are just a few of the weapons Philadelphia possesses. And of course, they have Ilya Bryzgalov backing them up.

The Devils played hard and won when they needed to in the first round, but now, comes the real test. Yesterday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers gave the Devils a taste of what they're up against.

Here are, in no particular order, eight New Jersey Devils who need to step up for Round 2.

 

 

All numbers obtained via NHL.com, Hockey Reference and the Devils' team site.

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