Former Flyers Watch, Week 6: Conference Finals Begin, Jagr Comes Alive

It took a while, but Jaromir Jagr finally found a spark and has scored three points in his last two games. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared in Week 6.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins – Bruins lead series 3-0

Jaromir Jagr: After going six straight games without recording a point, Jagr finally found a spark and has three points (all assists)  in his last two games against Pittsburgh. His work along the boards – battling Evgeni Malkin for the puck and winning – was a key part of the game-winning goal for Boston in double OT in Game 3, and he was credited with an assist on that goal..

Dennis Seidenberg: Though Seidenberg hasn’t yet appeared on the scoresheet with a point against the Penguins, he’s been a factor in other areas. He played just under 40 minutes in Wednesday night’s Game 3, appearing in all situations – even-strength, power play, and penalty kill.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings – Blackhawks lead series 2-1

Patrick Sharp: Continuing with his postseason success, Sharp has three points in three games against the Kings, including a goal in Game 1. He struggled in Game 3, recording no points and winning less than 35% of his faceoffs. Still, he currently leads the Blackhawks in playoff points with 14.

Dan Carcillo: Carcillo has not seen any ice time since Game 2 against Detroit on May 18th. He was replaced in the lineup by Viktor Stalberg, who has one point in the conference finals so far.

Michal Handzus: Prior to Game 3, ‘Zus was carrying a 5-game point streak dating back to May 25. In Game 1 against the Kings, he had an assist on Patrick Sharp’s goal in the second period, and had a goal of his own in Game 2. He failed to record any points in Game 3, and was on the ice for both of Los Angeles’ goals.

Ray Emery: Emery has yet to stand in for Corey Crawford between the pipes in fifteen postseason games for Chicago. Crawford has been strong and has a 10-5-1 record in these playoffs, so barring a major breakdown or an injury, it’s not likely we’ll see Emery anytime soon.

Mike Richards: After taking a hard hit from Chicago’s Dave Bolland in Game 1, Richards did not appear in Games 2 or 3, scratched because of an “upper-body injury” which is likely a concussion. He took the ice for morning skate on Wednesday, but it has not yet been announced whether he will play in Game 4 or not.

Jeff Carter: Carter has three points so far in the conference finals, and is currently on a two-game point streak. He took a nasty high-stick from Chicago’s Duncan Keith in Game 3 but returned after about ten minutes, and was credited with assists on both of the Kings’ goals in that game.

Justin Williams: In a mostly-quiet conference finals for the Kings (so far, at least), Williams has been a bright spot on the team, with a goal in both Games 1 and 3. He’s played just under 20 minutes in the last two games and recorded a total of eight shots on goal.

Colin Fraser: Fraser is currently point-less in three games against Chicago, and has seen his ice time dwindle continuously over those three games. He won 33.3% of his faceoffs in Game 3, after failing to win any in Game 2.