LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings take the ice to warm up prior to the game against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Untangling it all
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made a number of astounding saves, as the action seemed to be one-way traffic going towards Philadelphia's goal for the majority of the game.
Three down, one to go
The New Jersey Devils mob Ngoalie Martin Brodeur, although perhaps Brodeur should mob them if he could. The Devils defense completely shut down the Flyers offense after the first period.
Devils left-winger Zach Parise celebrates Dainius Zubrus' empty-net goal which put Game 4 into the bank for New Jersey. Flyers 4-2.
May 6, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Dainius Zubrus (8) scores an empty net goal while being tripped by Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere (48) during the third period in game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals at the Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-2.
The margin of loss for the Flyers would have been far greater had goalie Ilya Bryzgalov not made a number of spectacular saves in Game 4. The Flyers must now win three straight games if they are to advance.
Say it with me
New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus, center, celebrates after scoring a pair of goals which proved to be the difference in a 4-2 win in Game 4. New Jersey is one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
Get that outta here
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur didn't have much work to do on the night. After the first period, Philadelphia could only muster a small amount of weak shots the rest of the way.
Have a seat
Flyers right-winger Matt Read gets hit by Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador during the first period. Philadelphia seemed to be on their way to a win after a quick 2-0 lead.
Face to face
Andy McDonald of the Louis Blues takes a face off against Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings, who swept the Blues and sent them to their offseason quickly.
See ya next year
The Kings are the biggest surprise of the playoffs, needing only nine total games to dispatch of the No. 1 and 2 seeds. They will take on the winner of the Phoenix-Nashville series for the right to play for the Stanley Cup.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez seems to take the worst of a collision between he and Blues left-winger Vladimir Sobotka, but after sweeping St. Louis, the Kings will have a lenghty layoff they can use to nurse nicks and wounds.
Colin Fraser reacts after the Kings scored one of their two goals with St. Louis' Brian Elliott in the net. L.A. added an empty-netter late for a 3-1 win and 4-0 series sweep.
The Kings' Jordan Nolan reacts after being high-sticked by the Blues' Scott Nichol during the third period. Nichol had to serve a four-minute double-minor, giving the Kings a long power play to help keep their lead.
It's all over!
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrates after Kings captain Dustin Brown scored an empty-net goal to ice the game against the Blues.
Blues captain David Backes (center) congratulates goalie Brian Elliott on a fine year ... that ended too soon for the West's second seed.
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Jonathan Quick takes the ice for Game 4 against the Blues. The Kings goalie went to work, making 23 saves in a 3-1 victory as LA swept St. Louis.
The Kings started off the game with a huge first period. Jordan Nolan (71) set the tone with an early goal. He celebrates his tally with fellow fourth-liner Colin Fraser.
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The rest of the Kings come in to congratulate Jordan Nolan (71) on his first goal of the playoffs. For the rookie, it was also the first of his career and it couldn't have come at a better time for LA.
Bring it on
After his goal, the Kings' Jordan Nolan proved he could throw down the mitts as well in a tangle with the Blues' Chris Stewart.
Get back in it?
The Blues tried ferociously to get back in the game in the second period. Here, Blues forward T.J. Oshie puts a big hit on Kings' star defenseman Drew Doughty. Despite being outshot 13-2 in the period, LA held on to its 2-1 lead.