How will Tim Thomas follow up his 52-save performance in the Bruins' Game 2 overtime win over the Flyers? If Boston wants to make sure Philadelphia doesn't get back into their series, they'd better hope to see more of the same from their goalie in Game 3.
Has Antti Niemi regained his Cup-winning form?
Last year, Antti Niemi helped the Blackhawks bring home the Stanley Cup. This year with the Sharks, Niemi struggled in the first round against the Kings. But he's allowed just one goal in each of the first two games against the Red Wings. Is he back? We'll see.
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Will the snow stop falling on Jimmy Howard?
Much has been made of the snow shower the Sharks' Joe Pavelski gave Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard in Game 2. Is it a big deal? Howard seemed to take exception to it at the time. Now he's saying it won't affect him. We'll see in Game 3.
Is it too late for the Capitals?
Last year, the Flyers demonstrated that an 0-3 series deficit isn't completely insurmountable — but it's also not a fun place to be. The Washington Capitals will try to dig themselves out of such a hole in Game 4 against the Lightning.
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Will the Flyers put themselves in another 0-3 hole?
Sure, they've got experience in coming back from an 0-3 deficit against these same Boston Bruins, but do the Flyers want to do it again just one year later? They'll need to step it up in Game 3 to avoid having to do just that.