Hello everyone.......Jim Jackson here. Just about ready to answer your questions about Game 2. How's everybody feeling about tonight's game.
Hi everybody! Ready to go. It will be interesting to see how the absence of Ilya Kovalchuk affects this series. It's very important for the Flyers to maintain their intensity and not think the loss of an opponents' star makes things easier
Ready for your questions...fire away
You know, I think the first goal has become irrelevant with this Flyers team. But I do expect a more desperate Devils team in general tonight so maybe they get the first one and then the Flyers have the Devils right where they want them
No more rust to worry about. Flyers should be better. But then the Devils should be more desperate too
JVR looking pretty close to the JVR of last year and the complete dominance of the Flyers over the last 50 minutes or so
With Kovalchuk out, the Devils main threat becomes the Elias/Parise duo. Iwould look for the Flyers' best checkers both up front and on defense against them.
The Devils will be better prepared to defend them this time around so it will be a challenge to be quite as dynamic as in game 1. But its the playoffsand Briere is Briere this time of year so we shall see
That is the $51 million question.Predicting Bryz is quite difficult. The Flyers only need him to be solid in this series. He shouldn't have to be spectacular. He's certainly capable of delivering that
In game 6 vs. Pittsburgh he was outstanding. In game 1vs. NJ, he was still quite effective. I like his mobility. I like his ability to move a puck.
Its a totally different style of play. Much more playoff like. Its a game of forechecking and capitalizing on opposition mistakes
I think he is banged up,but I also think every single player is banged up
Thanks for your service first of all. and let's hope you are a great prognosticator :-)
If only he had hit the open net in Game 1. All he needs is a little confdence. Maybe its a goal off his skate or butt that gets him scoring. But if he wins battles olong the boards and in front of the net, he will be fine
He was that goalie and more in March. If he can get back on to that kind of roll,the Flyers are without question, the Cup favorites
I think he can. He is always one of the more fit Flyers. He does not seem to wear down as games go along. He recovers quickly after a shift.
You are not alone and this team deserves your confidence. They are deep and they are determined. But beware....the journey to a Stanley Cup is full of pot holes. Just when you see smooth sailing something usually pops up to cause some adversity
Yesterday he didn't sound as though he was ready for an imminent return. But again, until you lose a game in a series, there's no need to look his way. If the Flyers were to lose this game, there might be more need placed on expediting Mezsaros' return.
Take away his vision as they did pretty well in Game 1. And he is sometimes susceptible to low shots from the angle as well.
The Devils wanted to avoid that going into Game 1. But it's funny in the playoffs.....once you lose a game,the furstration ad desperation increase. Thus, I wouldn't be shocked if the Devils go that route a little more tonight
OH he was. Especially come playoff time. That is is MO....play with passion.
For all of you inquiring about why the games aren't on Comcast SportsNet, the new network deal with NBC calls for network exclusivity starting in Round 2 as opposed conference finals. They pay a rights fee for that right. It's just the way it is
Solid should be good enough. Make the stops he's supposed to make.
They set an NHL record for penalty killing proficiency during the regular season. However, they got torched bt Florida in the first round. The Flyers are a combined 4 for 39 againstthem this year though so keeping up a 55% success rate is pie in the sky