Stanley Cup Playoffs: 8 Reasons the Flyers Will Still Beat the Devils

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: 8 Reasons the Flyers Will Still Beat the Devils
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The New Jersey Devils are outplaying the Philadelphia Flyers through the first four games of this series.  

That is the main reason for Jersey's commanding 3-1 series lead.  

The Devils are stronger on the puck, far more disciplined in their own zone, twice as physical in the corners and on the forecheck and appear to be playing with more urgency despite playing a calmer, smarter game than Philly.  

But, as Gotham City's great District Attorney Harvey Dent once said, "The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming."

Things cannot get much worse for the Flyers, but this is a team that has performed best when backed into a corner all season, and this is as close to the brink as it gets.  

Just as going up three games to one on the New Jersey Devils in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals was not an automatic ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals, this 3-1 deficit is not the end of the world for the Philadelphia Flyers.

With that in mind, here are the eight reasons the Flyers will come back and win this best-of-seven series.  

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