Breakdown: Flyers vs. Lightning

More depth up front and a slightly better unit on defense should lift the Flyers over the Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals.

Updated: May 7, 2004, 2:03 PM ET
By Bill Clement | Special to ESPN.com


5-on-5 The Flyers are deeper at the forward position and can roll four lines. Tampa has the single greatest game-breaker in the playoffs in Martin St. Louis, but Philadelphia has depth on its side, will get more mileage out of its third and fourth lines and is a slightly better defensive team than the Lightning at even strength.


Tampa Bay power play vs. Philadelphia penalty kill Tampa's power play has terrific ...

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