Philadelphia (Sports Network) - Hoping to build off the momentum of an overtime victory, the seventh-seeded Philadelphia Flyers will try to take a three games to one lead when they host the New Jersey Devils for tonight's Game 4 matchup at Wachovia Center.
The Flyers earned a split in New Jersey in the first two games of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series and posted a 3-2 OT victory in Sunday's meeting in Philadelphia.
Tonight, the Flyers, who were 24-14-3 on home ice during the regular season, can take a commanding series lead ahead of Thursday's Game 5 matchup in Newark.
Meanwhile, the second-seeded Devils will try to regroup after losing Sunday.
New Jersey, winner of the last two Atlantic Division titles, is trying to avoid its second straight first-round exit. The Devils lost in seven games last year to Carolina. Philadelphia also lost in the conference quarterfinals last year after making it to the East finals in 2008.
Daniel Carcillo was the surprising hero for Philadelphia on Sunday, as the grinder scored 3:35 into overtime to lift the Flyers to the OT win and a series edge.
In a contest that featured a slew of penalties, Devils' forward David Clarkson was whistled for interference 1:30 into the extra session. Philadelphia failed to convert, but maintained possession in the offensive zone.
New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur turned away Mike Richards' wraparound bid. Richards continued to battle down low and threw the puck into the crease. Carcillo was alone in front and banged home the puck into the wide open net. It was the first career playoff overtime goal for Carcillo.
"Defensively, I thought we played a good game," said Philadelphia head coach Peter Laviolette. "There was so much special teams in the game that it limited the 5-on-5 hockey...I thought our game was good 5-on-5 -- we have to play more of it."
The victory was the seventh in nine games for the Flyers against the Devils this season.
Brian Rolston netted a pair of power-play goals for the Devils, while Brodeur allowed three goals on 34 shots. Brodeur fell to 12-21 for his career in playoff overtime games.
"When you look at the amount of (power play) opportunities we had, you're not satisfied. You'd like to get more goals," said New Jersey head coach Jacques Lemaire.
The Devils finished 2-for-8 on the power play, but Philadelphia outshot New Jersey by a 34-19 margin.
New Jersey had a solid 21-17-3 record on the road this year, but the Devils lost 15 of their final 20 regular-season games as the guest.
The Devil and Flyer franchises have faced each other four times in the playoffs with each team winning twice. Philly won the last postseason encounter, earning a 4-1 series' victory in the opening round of the 2004 playoffs.