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Johnny Boychuk hints at the biggest challenge vs. the Flyers
Posted By Mike Petraglia On April 30, 2011 @ 2:18 pm In General | No Comments
PHILADELPHIA — The Bruins were fortunate to survive the Canadiens in the opening round and they know it will only get harder from here.
The biggest difference for the B’s will come in containing Philadelphia’s potent offense, which led the Eastern Conference with 259 goals, third overall in the NHL  behind the Canucks (262) and the Red Wings (261).
“Last series it was two good lines. This series it’s three.” Defenseman Johnny Boychuk  said just two hours before Game 1.
To Boychuk’s point, the Flyers have two 30-goal scorers in Jeff Carter  and Danny Briere. The have five more who have scored at least 20, and Ville Leino who scored 19 and kept the Flyers’ season alive with an OT goal against the Sabres in Game 6 in Buffalo.
That’s where the top concern – and emphasis – will be for the Bruins. The fact that the Flyers are a physical team and create chances from a big forecheck helps the B’s, according to Boychuk.
“I think it’s the similar style. For me personally, when you’re playing a physical team, that brings the best out of all the players and it’s the same style we like to play. So, it should be a great series for that.”
The Flyers can roll out three high-quality lines led by centers Carter and captain Mike Richards . The Bruins might be catching a break as Carter is nursing a right knee injury from Game 4 in the first round.
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