Tim Brown:

Puck Daddy

Tuesday’s Three Stars: Larsson, Clarkson help Devils even series with Flyers

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

View photo

.

Getty Images

No. 1 Star: David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils

It's been over three years since Clarkson last scored in the playoffs and Tuesday night he picked a good time to end that spell. Eight minutes after Adam Larsson tied things early in the third period, Clarkson pounced on a loose puck in front of Ilya Bryzgalov and gave the Devils the lead en route to a 4-1 win:

No. 2 Star: Adam Larsson, New Jersey Devils

In his first game of the playoffs, Larsson tied the game 3:08 into the third period with his first goal since Nov. 26:

No. 3 Star: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils

Brodeur made 19 saves, including nine in the final period for his 104th career playoff victory. The win evens the series with Philadelphia 1-1.

Honorable mention: Matt Read's third goal of the playoffs was the only tally for the Flyers ... Travis Zajac is now tied for third with five playoff goals ... Bryce Salvador scored his first goal since March 2010 off a shot into an empty Philadelphia net that took many, many bounces:

Conn Smythe Watch: 1. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings;  2. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers;  3. Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes; 4. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers; 5. Danny Briere, Philadelphia Flyers; 6. Andy McDonald, St. Louis Blues; 7. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals; 8. Travis Zajac, New Jersey Devils; 9. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators; 10. Mikkel Boedker, Phoenix Coyotes.

Dishonorable mention: New Jersey outshot the Flyers 12-2 in the second period and 25-11 after two.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 2977/10000 $1 $20000 Tomorrow 10:00 AM Enter
NHL $1.3K Tournament [$125 to 1st] 140/1478 $1 $1300 Tomorrow 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $1.5K Tournament [$150 to 1st] 24/341 $5 $1500 Tomorrow 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (22)