After the misery of Game 3, the Devils’ special teams awakened in Game 4 as they gained back the series momentum.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Marek Zidlicky scored in a 1:11 span to cap a four-goal second period and the New Jersey Devils put themselves on the doorstep of a playoff berth with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
A four-game winning streak is cause enough for celebration. But Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise found a way to make it more special.
Marek Zidlicky and David Clarkson scored 14 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the third period to rally the New Jersey Devils past the New York Islanders
Lou Lamoriello got the jump on Monday’s NHL trading deadline as the Devils acquired Marek Zidlicky in a deal with the Wild Friday night.