After Friday, the Flyers will have 19 games left.
"I think Bryz has a valid point," coach Peter Laviolette said about the importance of the next two games. Laviolette said the "focus" was on "the one game in New Jersey, and then [we'll] reload when we get back home."
On Wednesday, Bryzgalov will make his 26th start in 28 games.
The fact the Flyers will play just three games in the next 11 days is a needed break, Bryzgalov said, because it will enable him to see his children more often and get some rest.
"It's great. Maybe more mental" than physical, he said of the break in the schedule.
Asked if he had talks with Laviolette about when he needed a rest, Bryzgalov said he likes to play a lot of games. "Sometimes, you get tired, but you don't have a choice," he said, adding it was "out of my authority to speak about coach and player conversations. I'm strictly forbidden."
The Flyers (12-14-1), coming off a 3-2 win over Buffalo, have dropped 3-0 and 5-3 decisions in New Jersey this season.
"You can't force plays or take too many chances against them," defenseman Luke Schenn said.
Losing last week to the Rangers, Penguins, and Bruins has increased the Flyers' urgency.
"We were 0 for 3, so we're putting ourselves in a tougher and tougher position," forward Danny Briere said.
Winger Scott Hartnell said the Flyers, losers of three of their last four, need an attitude adjustment if they fall behind.
"Our faces drop, and that can't happen," he said. "Whether you score the first goal or don't score the first goal, you've got to have the enthusiasm to play."
Like the Flyers, the Devils, now 12-9-5, have scuffled recently. They are 2-6-1 since Martin Brodeur (2.27 goals-against average, .911 save percentage) went out of the lineup with a back injury. Johan Hedberg (2.97, .879) is expected to start Wednesday.
"From this point on, every single game will be a playoff game for us," Briere said.
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