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Ilya Bryzgalov has stood on his head at times in this successful run, but the defense has played as much of a part in the team's turnaround.
Adding Nick Grossmann and Pavel Kubina gave the Flyers a bit more size and experience on the blueline, not to mention the ever-important intangible known as toughness.
Rookie Erik Gustafsson has stepped up since getting himself healthy and earning a spot with the big club, while Braydon Coburn, Andreas Lilja and Matt Carle are all playing their best hockey of 2011-12.
It was astonishing how well the defense was playing in the beginning of Bryzgalov's run of shutouts, as Kimmo Timonen missed his first regular season action in nearly three seasons, missing five games before returning for Tuesday's shutout against the Devils.
Andrej Meszaros has also been out since March 4.
It seems the D rallied around missing its two biggest names, and given the recovery time Timonen was allowed, he is now able to return to the lineup refreshed and prepared for yet another playoff run that will see the 36-year-old Finn log 25-plus minutes per game.
The penalty kill has been phenomenal of late, as well, having allowed only two power play goals against in March, both in Sunday's 4-1 loss in New Jersey.
The Flyers have proven capable of scoring with anybody all year, and now the defense and goaltending have stepped it up and are stealing games when the offense is out shot or simply snake-bitten when it comes to putting the biscuit in the basket.
The physicality of the Rangers' D, and their willingness to block shots have been as much of a difference in the Flyers matchups against New York this season, and now the orange and black have an answer for that previous disadvantage.