1. First goal. The Flyers have won 78 percent of the time in the playoffs when scoring the first goal, something they did not do in Game 2 in Chicago.

2. Big Buff. Top Guns. Despite losing both games in Chicago, the Flyers kept Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews off the score sheet. That could only help in Game 3.

3. Matchups. Now back on home ice, the Flyers have the right of last line change and will need to minimize the amount of time Lukas Krajicek and Oskars Bartulis are on the ice against Chicago's top players.

- Frank Seravalli