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2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Flyers Vs. Devils: Reaction To New Jersey Moving On To The Eastern Conference Finals

The New Jersey Devils dominated the Philadelphia Flyers in every aspect of the series, and now will move onto the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003.

New Jersey took out the Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday night to clinch the series in five games. Now, they await the winner of the Rangers and Capitals.

The Devils beating Philly wasn't expected by many, including In Lou We Trust's very own John Fischer:

I honestly did not expect this to happen way back in late September or early October as the season began. I honestly did not expect this to happen before this series began. I predicted the Flyers to win this series. I wasn't the only one. But a funny thing happened in Game 2: the Devils found and implemented a gameplan that Peter Laviolette and the Flyers just couldn't answer.

It's easy to understand Fischer's position. New Jersey had been brutal in the first round and the Flyers looked like world beaters.

However, things can change on a dime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now, the Devils are one series win away from the Finals while Philadelphia has a long offseason ahead.

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