Flyers take commanding 3-1 series lead with 4-1 win.

Posted: April 21, 2010 in Flyers

Philadelphia, PA-

3 down, 1 to go.

The Philadelphia Flyers took a commanding lead in the series with a huge 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Once again, the Devils got on the board first when Ilya Kovalchuck scored (this time with a goalie in net) with a wrist shot that went right past Brian Boucher at 12:24 in the first period.

That was it for the Devils on the scoreboard, it was all orange and black from there.

It remained 1-0 Devils after the first period. Then halfway through the second period, with the Flyers on the power play, Jeff Carter finally got out of a nasty scoring drought that has lasted since the beginning of the playoffs when he beat Marty Broder with a wrist shot to tie the game.  (It’s pretty safe to say that no one was more excited than Jeff Carter himself.)

Later in the second period, with less than three minutes left, Danny Briere ripped a slap shot right past Brodeur’s glove to give the Flyers the 2-1 lead. That would be the score heading into the third period.

Four minutes into the third period, Dan Carcillo, who had scored the OT winner two nights ago, beat Marty Brodeur with a tough angle shot to put the Flyers up by 2.

Jeff Carter was not quite done scoring yet. Once again on the power play, Chris Pronger’s blast hit Jeff Carter along the way and trickled past Brodeur to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead, which would wind up being the final score of the game.

The Flyers can close out the series with a win over the Devils on Thursday night at 7 pm.

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