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2012 NHL Playoffs, Devils Vs. Flyers: Reaction To New Jersey Taking Control

With the New Jersey Devils posting a resounding 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, expectations are beginning to rise.

New Jersey looked like a dead-team-walking after its showing against the Florida Panthers, a series against a lesser team that took seven games. Philadelphia appeared to be a Stanley Cup favorite after destroying the PIttsburgh Penguins.

Now, those roles have reversed. Steve Politi of perhaps sums it up best:

"There was a point in Game 4 where the shots were 27-7. The score was still tied at 2, thanks to a Flyers power-play and short-handed goal, but at even strength the Flyers looked so overmatched you wondered how they made the playoffs, much less knocked out the high-powered Penguins in the first round."

On a night when Martin Brodeur turned 40-years-old, he turned back the clock with another nice performance and just another win.

Politi puts it in perfect perspective:

"Here is Brodeur, one victory away from the Eastern Conference Finals, making a glove save on Father Time’s breakaway."

Indeed, New Jersey will look to move on Tuesday night in front of a hostile Philly crowd at the Wells Fargo Center.

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