One of the bright spots for the Flyers is Claude Giroux. Despite the team's struggles in Game 1, Giroux nabbed a pair of assists for the team for his fourth consecutive game with two assists. And he was the only one with multiple assists in Game 1. Maybe the rest of his teammates should take a cue from him and step up their game.
Will Tim Thomas continue to shine?
Thomas has played every minute of Boston's postseason run. It's a amazing stat for sure, but that's quite a bit of time in the net. At some point, Thomas could get burnt out from his remarkable run -- or continue to prove there's a reason he's a Vezina Trophy nominee as one of the league's best goalies.
Who will start in net for the Flyers?
We've asked this question way too many times for a team that's in the second round. But somehow the Flyers are making their revolving goalie situation work. And the goaltending situation played a major role in the team's loss on Saturday when Philly had two netminders give up seven goals. Whoever is in net may have to overcome a mental block before he worries about his physical game.
Can Boston rebound to win?
Four of Boston's five goals against Philly goalie Brian Boucher came on rebounds off the netminder. If the Bruins can capitize on more second chances, it could easily lead to their second win in this series.
Where's the power play?
Boston's power play was dismal in the first round with the Bruins gaining the dubious distinction of becoming the first NHL team to win a series without a power play -- even after 21 chances to do so against Montreal. And none of its seven scores in Game 1 against Philly came on an extra-man advantage. The team will have to use the edge it gets from power plays instead of making things harder for them.