Found May 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The look etched on the countenance of Bryce Salvador was not one of relief. It was the look of a man who recognized his team had received an 11th-hour pardon. And now, instead of certain death, Salvador and the New Jersey Devils have life. "We're doing everything we can to buy time so [Ilya Kovalchuk] can come back to the lineup," Salvador said, a cat-that-ate-the-canary grin creasing his face, after the Devils' 4-1 win over Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia in Game 2 without their injured sniper. The Eastern Conference semifinals series is tied 1-1 as the venue shifts to Newark's Prudential Center for the next two games. Game 3 is Thursday night. "We responded well," Zach Parise said afterward. You could say that. Despite spotting the Flyers a 1-0 lead on Matt Read's bullet 2:53 into the game, it was the Devils who played as if they had everything to lose. It is only because they did. Kovalchuk was not with his teammates. The superstar ...

Devils Salvador gets hit in mouth while scoring empty-netter to clinch win

The New Jersey Devils turned up the heat and scored four third period goals to tie the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at one game apiece.  The four unanswered goals led to a 4-1 victory after sloppy play in the first period. The Devils now drive up the Jersey Turnpike to the friendly confines of the Prudential Center— taking away the Flyers home ice...

Devils won't be a pushover to Flyers in Round 2

After Philadelphia rolled over Pittsburgh in the opening round of the playoffs, there was a perception that the Flyers would be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Getting by New Jersey in the second round seemingly was a given after the No. 6 seed Devils needed seven games - and two overtimes in the last contest - to knock off Florida. Well, it's time to revise that...

Game 2: Devils Don't Quit - Series Tied 1-1

  "Tonight I'm planking but on Thursday it's all about Tebowing!!"   You couldn’t escape the fact that Ilya Kovalchuk wasn’t in the lineup last night, mainly because Pierre Maguire and Kenny Albert weren’t going to let us forget. Guess what, it didn’t matter. The Devils worked hard all night and found a way to get the job done. They kept their frustration...

Kovalchuck Undergoing Physical Therapy

via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk was not available to meet with the media following the team’s video meeting this afternoon. A team spokesperson said Kovalchuk had gone to “therapy” and will be meeting up with the Devils later today in Philadelphia. He will apparently not be joining the team on its bus ride to Philadelphia this afternoon for...

Game 2: May Day - Kovy's Out

Here we go…GAME 2!! It’s been a pretty busy morning around the New Jersey Devils as they prepare for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers. News came out this morning that Ilya Kovalchuk will be out of tonight’s game with an undisclosed injury. This, only days after telling reporters that he was fine. I said it early into the Panthers...

Devils F Ilya Kovalchuk to miss Game 2

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk will miss Tuesday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers with an undisclosed injury.

Kovalchuk Out Tonight

via Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger, Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk will miss Game 2 of the team’s second-round playoff series with the Philadelphia Flyers because of a lower body injury, general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed. Kovalchuk suffered what is believed to be a leg muscle injury, or possibly a groin-related problem, and is not with the team. He was examined by a doctor...

Rookie making playoff debut scores key goal in Devils' victory

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made one big save after another until a rookie playing his first playoff game put one in. That got the New Jersey Devils going. David Clarkson followed by scoring the tiebreaking goal with 8:43 left and the Devils rallied to beat the Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinals series...

Devils 4, Flyers 1

PHILADELPHIA -- David Clarkson scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:43 left and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinals series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Thursday night in New Jersey. New Jersey rookie Adam Larsson scored the tying goal early the third period in his playoff debut ...

The Sports betting edge for May 3, 2012

For the NHL Playoffs I’m being a homer but I have to be. If I can get the Philadelphia Flyers as an underdog which they are now I’m going to take them all day. As an underdog the Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in playoff games where they’re the underdog. Related posts: The Betting Edge for Tuesday June 09 Sports Betting Preview – Rangers, Devils renew hostilities...

Big third period lifts Devils over Flyers

Adam Larsson and David Clarkson scored their first goals of the postseason, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, evening this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1.
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