Jeff Carter scored two goals and Danny Briere had one to end their playoff scoring droughts and lead the host Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Devils last night and a commanding 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
Unlikely postseason star Daniel Carcillo scored his second goal in two games for the Flyers.
Game 5 is Thursday in New Jersey. The Devils haven't won three straight games since they won five straight from Dec. 12 to 21.
The Flyers have won 17 of 19 playoff series when they hold a 3-1 lead. One of those blown leads came in 2000 in goalie Brian Boucher's rookie season.
Ten years later and in his third stint with the organization, Boucher has them on the brink of advancing to the conference semifinal. He made 30 saves last night.
Penguins 7, Senators 4
Crosby assisted on Evgeni Malkin's power-play goal 11:50 in, the only score of the first period. Crosby scored two of Pittsburgh's three goals in a 2:25 span early in the second. Matt Cooke scored 12 seconds after Crosby's first goal to make it 3-0, and the Penguins' 22-year-old captain added his fourth goal of the series at 6:12 to chase Brian Elliott.
Red Wings 3, Coyotes 0
Jimmy Howard had a 29-save shutout and Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals to lead Detroit to a series-evening victory over visiting Phoenix in Game 4. Ilya Bryzgalov made 32 saves for the Coyotes. The Vezina Trophy finalist stopped the first 24 shots he faced, then gave up goals on three of the last 10 against him. - AP