PARENTAL GUIDANCE IN GAME 2
It looks like Oskars Bartulis may have cost himself with that double-minor high-sticking penalty.
According to a source the Daily Times learned the Flyers will re-insert Ryan Parent into the lineup for Game 2 against New Jersey.
Parent had been scratched from Game 1 as he struggled down the stretch with his decision-making with the puck. However, Parent offers more of a defensive presence than either Bartulis or Lukas Krajicek, who skated only 8:20 in Game 1.
Bartulis took a double-minor for high-sticking early in the third period of Game 1 forcing the Flyers to expend a lot of energy killing off two penalties, and allowing the Devils to reclaim momnetum in a game the Flyers were controlling to that point.
The Devils didn't score on that power play, but kept the pressure in the Flyers zone for the remainder of the period and eventually drew closer by getting a goal from Travis Zajac in the final minutes.
Bartulis played 11:27 total in the game.
A peek at tomorrow's notebook:
Brian Boucher ended a streak of nine years and 329 days between playoff wins with his victory in Game 1. It was the third longest streak between postseason victories for a goalie in NHL History.
“Sugar” Jim Henry of the Boston Bruins holds the record of 10 years and 1 day set between 1942 and 1952.
Second all-time also involved a Flyers’ goalie.
Sean Burke went nine years and 347 days between wins from 1988 to 1998. In 1998 he was the goalie for the Flyers in an opening round playoff loss to Buffalo. The Flyers lost that series in five games. Burke had the only win that postseason.