The first period of the Flyers second round Stanley Cup Playoffs series is in the books, and the New Jersey Devils currently lead the Philadelphia Flyers by a single goal. Zach Parise put it in net for New Jersey, taking an assist from Patrik Elias. The Devils have significantly out shot the Flyers so far. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has only needed to make six saves, while Philadelphia's Ilya Brzgalov has defended 14 shots, plus the one shot Parise was able to get by him.
Things haven't been too rough in the first period, but The Devils do also lead the game in penalty minutes. Bryce Salvador got two minutes for roughing Sean Couturier, and Marek Zidlicky got two for hooking Brayden Schenn. On other side of the puck, the only Flyers penalty is Jakub Voracek, who got two minutes for slashing Zidlicky. There's a lot of hockey left to play, but the Flyers are going to need a lot more aggression in the rest of the game if they want to keep the puck out of their end of the ice and win game one.
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