The New Jersey Devils sat back a bit in the third period, but ultimately the Philadelphia Flyers still failed to generate anything resembling an offensive attack, and the result was a 4-2 Devils victory in Game 4. They lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal series, 3-1, and can wrap things up in Game 5 on Tuesday night in Philly.
Ilya Bryzgalov kept his team in the game, making 39 saves overall as the Devils dominated control of the puck and zone time throughout the game. Philadelphia has struggled in just about every regard against the Devils since their Game 1 victory as the Devils have executed their game plan almost flawlessly.
They've been hard on the forecheck, pinning the Flyers defense in deep and keeping the puck away from them. It's given the Flyers fits when they try to break out of their own end, and they haven't been able to establish any type of offensive rhythm as a result. That's been true for much of the series, it was true again on Sunday night, and if it's true in Game 5, the Devils will be off to the Eastern Conference Finals.