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NHL: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2

May 6, 2012 at 10:46 PM   |   Comments

NEWARK, N.J., May 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus scored twice Sunday, lifting the Devils to a 4-2 win over Philadelphia and 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Zubrus notched the go-ahead goal late in the second period when he one-timed a pass from Adam Henrique past Ilya Bryzgalov from in close, and later made it 4-2 with an empty-netter.

Petr Sykora and Marek Zidlicky each added a goal and an assist as the Devils charged back from an early 2-0 deficit to log the victory and put the Flyers on the brink of elimination in their conference semifinal series.

Veteran New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur celebrated his 40th birthday with a win, stopping 20-of-22 shots for the Devils.

Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers, who will attempt to stay alive in Thursday's Game 5 in Philadelphia.

Bryzgalov finished with 39 saves.

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