VOORHEES, N.J. --
Whether he was trying out a new line or just trying to give the New Jersey Devils
something to think about ahead of Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC), Flyers coach Peter Laviolette
switched around a pair of lines at practice Saturday.
He broke up the productive trio of Danny Briere
, Wayne Simmonds
and Brayden Schenn
, giving Briere a new pair of wingers -- James van Riemsdyk
and Jakub Voracek
. Schenn moved from left wing to center, where he was flanked by Matt Read
and Wayne Simmonds
Laviolette refused to comment on any line combinations, and even his players weren't sure what the plan for Sunday was.
"We'll see how it shakes out [Sunday]," van Riemsdyk said.
Briere told NHL.com recently how much he enjoys playing with Schenn
because of their on-ice similarities, but said playing with van Riemsdyk and Voracek is also good.
"It doesn't really matter," he said. "I've played with pretty much everybody all year. long. For me it's not a big change."
Van Riemsdyk, who was held without a point or a shot in two games in the first round against the Penguins -- his first two since breaking his foot March 1 -- said nothing changes his approach to the game, no matter who his linemates are.
"I've played with pretty much everyone in the room here so you know what to expect a little bit playing with guys," he said. "You just do what you do best and hopefully it works well together."
The Flyers' other two lines remained the same as they were in the final two games of the Pittsburgh series -- Claude Giroux
centering Scott Hartnell
and Jaromir Jagr
, and Sean Couturier
between Maxime Talbot
and Eric Wellwood
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