Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils commences tonight after a stellar effort in the second and third period by the Flyguys resulted in a 4-3 overtime win in Game 1.
The Flyers are looking to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over their division rivals tonight, and while many fans are overlooking this series for the potential showdown with the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals, it will take more of a team effort to put Marty Brodeur and the Devils away.
Everyone is looking at the big names, specifically Claude Giroux, Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov as Philly's keys to success in this round and moving forward.
But several role players must continue to step up if these Flyers are going to realize their aspirations of bringing a parade down Broad Street for the first time since 1975 (funny side note: of the players expected to dress tonight only two, Andreas Lilja and Jaromir Jagr, were alive last time the Flyers won the Stanley Cup).
With this in mind, here are the six Flyers to keep an eye on tonight and for the rest of the playoffs.