Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1

Friday, March 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 13-9-2-4 9-3-1-1 4-6-1-3 L1
Philadelphia 13-15-0-1 9-4-0-1 4-11-0-0 W1

Recap


Flyers 2, Devils 1 (SO):
Ilya Bryzgalov made 27 saves, including three big ones in overtime, as host Philadelphia snapped a seven-game losing streak to New Jersey.

Maxime Talbot scored in regulation, Matt Read improved to 5-for-8 in shootouts and captain Claude Giroux netted the deciding goal in the bonus format as the Flyers improved to 1-7 in shootouts against the Devils. Philadelphia moved within three points of eighth-place Winnipeg in the Eastern Conference.

David Clarkson recorded his 11th goal - and first in 14 games - for New Jersey, which outscored the Flyers 13-5 in the first three meetings this season. Johan Hedberg stopped 21 shots in his 11th straight start as the Devils fell to 3-6-2 since Martin Brodeur went down with a back injury.

Bryzgalov kept the game going when he denied Steve Bernier from point-blank range two minutes into overtime and made successive stops on Patrik Elias and defenseman Marek Zidlicky during a goal-mouth scramble later in the extra session. He also denied Clarkson in the second round of the shootout before Elias shot wide to end it.

Talbot had plenty of time to slide a shot into the open side of the net after Simon Gagne displayed great patience in getting him the puck with 4:39 left in the first period. Clarkson redirected captain Bryce Salvador's shot from the point between his legs with the shaft of his stick and past Bryzgalov to tie it at 6:09 of the second.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Jersey went 0-for-5 on the power play and is 3-for-36 over its last 11 games. ... The teams were tied in shots 10-10 after one period and 17-17 through two before the Devils outshot the Flyers 11-5 in the third period and overtime. ... Brodeur has returned to skating, although GM Lou Lamoriello said he will need a full practice before he's ready for game action.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Philadelphia
David Clarkson 1 Points Maxime Talbot 1
David Clarkson 1 Goals Maxime Talbot 1
Bryce Salvador 1 Assists Simon Gagne 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Johan Hedberg .955 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .964
Johan Hedberg 21 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 28 1 0-5 4-4 8 27
Philadelphia 22 2 0-4 5-5 10 32

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Flyers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Devils have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .357 after a loss.