New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates his third-period power-play goal Tuesday in Philadelphia vs. the Flyers.
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“Wacky playoffs” is how Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty described the NHL postseason, watching from Helsinki as he competes in the world championship for Team USA.
Wacky indeed. New Jersey polished off the Flyers in a brisk five games Tuesday in Philadelphia, their 3-1 win sending the Devils to the Eastern Conference final against either the New York Rangers or Washington Capitals.
• Wednesday night: The Caps are at MSG to take on the Rangers.