NEWARK, N.J. - Dainius Zubrus' goal with 2:13 left in the second period helped the New Jersey Devils rally from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Sunday night and take a 3-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Marek Zidlicky had a goal and assist, Petr Sykora also scored and Zubrus added an empty-net goal.
Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux scored 1:50 apart in the first period to give the Flyers a lead they couldn't hold.
Ilya Bryzgalov had 39 saves, keeping the Flyers in the game.
Game 5 of this Eastern Conference semifinals series is Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
The Devils have won three straight after losing Game 1 in overtime. The Devils rallied from a 3-1 deficit against the Flyers in the 2000 conference finals en route to winning the second of their three Stanley Cup titles.
On his 40th birthday, Martin Brodeur didn't have to work too hard. The Flyers registered just 22 shots.
Zubrus snapped a wrister past Bryzgalov after a behind-the-net pass from Adam Henrique for the only goal of the second period. It was Zubrus' first goal since Game 1 of their first-round series against Florida.
Hartnell gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with his third goal of the playoffs just seven seconds into a power play. Wayne Simmonds and Hartnell were double-stacked in front of Brodeur when Giroux fired a slap shot. Hartnell deflected it past Brodeur to put Philadelphia ahead 1-0 for the third time in four games.
Giroux then scored a shorthanded goal to make it 2-0. Giroux took a breakout pass from Max Talbot, fought off a defender and beat Brodeur with a backhander for his eighth goal of the playoffs.
On the same power play, the Devils answered with Sykora's goal to cut the deficit in half. Zidlicky sent a crossing pass to Sykora, whose shot hit off Bryzgalov's skate and bounced off the post before going in.
Zidlicky tied it at 2-2 with 1:51 left in the first. Bryce Salvador made a perfect centering pass to Zidlicky streaking down the middle. He put his stick on it and redirected the pass into an open net for his first playoff goal in 25 career games.
The Flyers hardly look like the same team that knocked off heavily favored Pittsburgh in six games in Round 1. They've been thoroughly outplayed by the Devils, who dominated Game 4 after falling behind early.
Notes: Rookie center Sean Couturier played for Philadelphia after leaving Game 3 with a lower body injury. ... The Flyers are 7-19 when trailing a series 2-1. ... Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros remained out of the lineup. He hasn't played since March 1, but has been skating and his status was up in the air. ... Devils forward Tim Sestito made his playoff debut, replacing Ryan Carter on the fourth line. ... The team that scored first has lost all four games.