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Liveblog: Devils beat Flyers 3-1, advance to Eastern Conference final

Say goodnight, Kate Smith.
Ilya Kovalchuk, who is having great playoffs, fired a rocket past Ilya Bryzgalov on a New Jersey power play to seal the deal.
With Claude Giroux watching from the stands, Philadelphia couldn’t generate enough offence to beat New Jersey’s rock-solid defensive system.
Bottom line: New Jersey’s best outplayed Philadelphia’s.
Jaromir Jagr was invisible in the series, as were James Van Riemsdyk and Wayne Simmonds.
In the end, the Flyers may have been hurt by their easy conquest of the Penguins.
The Devils had a tough series against Florida.
They were battle-tested, and ready to advance.

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Brodeur

Liveblog: Devils win 4-2, Flyers on the brink

Dainius Zubrus scored twice, including the winner and an empty-netter. Martin Brodeur wons on his 40th birthday ... and gets an assist on Zubrus's second goal. The Devils had a

Torts

Liveblog: Capitals 3 Rangers 2 – series tied

Mike Green, who's had a quiet series, blasted one through Henrik Lundqvist on a Washington power play for the only goal of the third period and a 3-2

Devils celebrate

Liveblog: Kovalchuk stars in Devils 4-3 OT win

After missing Game 2 with a back injury, Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the New Jersey lineup and racked up a goal and two assists in the Devils 4-3

Clarkson

Liveblog: Devils beat Flyers 4-1, even series

No Ilya Kovalchuk? No problem. New Jersey dominated the home team – the Flyers went 18:30 without a shot on goal in the second period – and got three unanswered

Ovechkin

Liveblog: Capitals beat Rangers 3-2, even series

Alexander Ovechkin, who had minimal ice time after two periods, scored on a Washington power play to break a 2-2 tie and send the Capitals home with a

VanR

Liveblog: Flyers win 4-3 in OT, draw first blood

Daniel Brière put the puck past Martin Brodeur twice in overtime. The second time counted. It took the Flyers only four minutes of OT to win the first game of

KingHenrik

Liveblog: Rangers and Devils win Game 7s, move on to semifinals

Martin Brodeur moves on in the playoffs.
Rookie Adam Henrique scored  his second goal of the game 3:47 into the second overtime period to give New Jersey

Caps celebrate

Liveblog: Bruins are out!

Tim Thomas blows off Barack Obama.
Washington eliminates the Bruins.
Coincidence?
How's this for an over-the-top radio call? OK, the Canadiens missed the playoffs. But here's some consolation: Boston

Smith

Liveblog: Coyotes eliminate Hawks; Rangers stay alive

The unloved Phoenix Coyotes are going to the Western Conference semi-final and the Chicago Blackhawks are going home.. Goaltender Mike Smith, doing his best Jaroslav Halak impression with a