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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Injuries create opportunities for other players, and Adam Larsson made the most of his chance on Tuesday night. The rookie defenseman scored in his playoff debut, igniting a four-goal third period that propelled the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the host Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Larsson, the fourth player taken in the 2011 draft, had been a healthy scratch for each of New Jersey's first eight postseason games. A lower-body injury to sniper Ilya Kovalchuk enabled the 19-year-old Swede to get in the lineup and help the sixth-seeded Devils even up this series.

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