Ilya Bryzgalov finally wilted under immense offensive pressure from the New Jersey Devils. He had 25 saves and a shutout through two periods of Game 2 of the Philadelphia Flyers' Eastern Conference semifinal, but gave up three goals in the third period as the Devils went on to win 4-1 and tie the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs series at one game apiece.
Adam Larsson kicked off the Devils' scoring early in the final period on a nice shot to beat Bryzgalov glove side on an assist by Dainius Zubrus.
From there, David Clarkson and Travis Zajac added tallies within the next 11 minutes to give the Devils a 3-1 lead. The Flyers had played stout defense for most of the game, but looked a step slow in the final 20 minutes of regulation. They never got going offensively, putting 20 shots on net compared to 35 for New Jersey. Bryce Salvador capped the scoring with an empty-netter with less than three minutes to play.
The Devils fell behind 1-0 in the first period on an early goal by Matt Read that was poorly played by Martin Brodeur. The veteran goaltender sharpened up afterwards, however, and finished the game with 19 saves. The Devils were excellent on the penalty kill, frustrating the Flyers on all five of their chances.
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