Danny Briere's line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds did a lot of damage during the Flyers' last series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, combining for 18 points and, on a number of occasions, providing the Flyers with a much-needed jumpstart that spurred them on to victory.

And that's why it came as a surprise that coach Peter Laviolette elected to shuffle the Flyers' lines for Sunday afternoon's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New Jersey Devils. If Briere's line wasn't broken last week, why tinker with it now?

The answer, as it turns out, was James van Riemsdyk.