Tonight is the eighth game of the year and fourth game at home for the Flyers... It is also the second game of the Flyers' home-and-home series with the Devils on back-to-back nights... The Flyers recorded their first win of the year with a 6-3 win in New Jersey last night...It also marked the first Flyers' win in their last 13 trips to Newark, New Jersey, going 1-9-3 in that span... The Flyers have scored a shorthanded goal in three of their last four games and are tied for the League lead (San Jose) with four shorthanded tallies... The Flyers have scored 13 of their 26 goals this season in the second period and have scored at least one goal in the second period in every game this season...Simon Gagne has a recorded at least a point in each of his last six games, while Jeff Carter has scored a goal in five of his last six contests.
Lifetime Series vs. New Jersey
This is the second of six meetings this year against the Devils and the back end of the Flyers’ second home-and-home series this season… In eight meetings with the Devils last season the Flyers went 2-5-1, including a 2-2-0 record at home… The Flyers own a 91-78-19-5 record against the New Jersey franchise (which includes Colorado and Kansas City), including a 57-27-10-3 mark in 97 games on home ice.
October 24: FLYERS 6, Devils 3 at Prudential Center: Scott Hartnell recorded a pair of goals and Mike Richards recorded a career-high four assists to give the Flyers their first win of the season, 6-3, at New Jersey on Friday. Philly erased a 3-2 first-period deficit and scored four unanswered goals, while goaltender Martin Biron netted his first win of the season by turning aside 23 of 26 shots. Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter each recorded their team leading fifth goals of the season. Stars of the Game: 1st – Mike Richards; 2nd – Zach Parise; 3rd – Travis Zajac.
Parise � Zajac � Langenbrunner (will not play today, injury)
Pandolfo � Madden � Gionta
Leblond � Rupp � Clarkson
Martin � Salvador
White � Mottau
Oduya � Greene
Brodeur (named as the starter for Saturday)
Jamie Langenbrunner has a lower body injury but hopes to play today.
Brian Ralston has a high ankle sprain and is not expected to play.
Bobby Holik has a broken finger and is expected to miss up to four weeks.
Barry Tallackson -- Practiced with the team for the first time this season, Thurrsday, and will not play tonight.
He underwent a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, September 26, 2008.
DEVILS' ROSTER: Forwards
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
23 David Clarkson 6' 1" 200 Mar 31, 1984 24 Toronto, ON, CAN
26 Patrik Elias "A" 6' 1" 195 Apr 13, 1976 32 Trebic, CZE
14 Brian Gionta 5' 7" 175 Jan 18, 1979 29 Rochester, NY, USA
16 Robert Holik 6' 4" 230 Jan 1, 1971 37 Jihlava, CZE
FLYERS vs. DEVILS -- SERIES' HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers are 91-78-18-6 in the regular season, 63-74-15-6 against New Jersey, 9-0-1 against the Kansas City Scouts and 19-4-2 against the Colorado Rockies.
The Flyers are 2-0-1 in the last three games played in this series.
The Flyers are 3-7-1 in the last 11 regular season games played in this series.
The Flyers are 1-9-3 in their last 13 regular season trips to New Jersey.
The Flyers are 11-9 in 20 playoff games in this series including records of 5-6 at home and 6-3 away. The Flyers swept Colorado in 1978 (2-0) and beat the Devils in 2004 (4-1). The Devils won in 1995 (4-2) and 2000 (4-3).
1974 -- October 13 -- The first meeting in the franchises' histories was a 3-2 win for the Flyers over the Kansas City Scouts in Philadelphia. Bill Barber knotted the score at 2-2 with 14 seconds left in the second period. Andre Dupont netted the GWG in the third period.
1974 -- December 1 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves and the Flyers walloped Kansas City 10-0. Bobby Clarke's (1-4-5) second consecutive five-point game led the Flyers. Philly scored five goals in the first period and four in the second period.
1974 -- December 6 -- The squads met in Kansas City for the first time and finished in a 3-3 tie. It was the lone point Kansas City ever had against the Flyers, home or away, in 10 games (9-0-1). Randy Rota scored twice in the middle period to give KC a 3-2 lead. Reggie Leach scored in the third period for Philly which evened the game at 3.
1975 -- January 14 -- The Flyers scored three times in the first 11:55 and held on for a 6-4 win in Kansas City. Gary Dornhoefer, who assisted on each of those three goals, had four points (1-3-4) in the contest.
1975 -- March 1 -- Wayne Stephenson backed a 3-0 shutout win in Kansas City. The Flyers outshot the Scouts 45-16, including 20-2 in the middle period when they failed to score; Peter McDuffe had 42 saves in a losing effort.
1975 -- November 2 -- The Flyers trounded Kansas City 10-0 with a 51-19 shots advantage including 23-5 in the middle period when they scored six times. Wayne Stephenson had the shutout. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Dave Schultz (1-2-3) had 3-point efforts. In their last four games, including three against Original Six (NYR, Toronto, Boston), the Flyers won all four games and out-scored the four opponents 31-5 and improved to 9-1-2 to start the 1975-76 season.
1976 -- January 1 -- Philadelphia edged the Scouts 4-2 in Kansas City. Reserve goaltender Bobby Taylor made 37 stops to lead the Flyers. Philly led 3-2 late in the game and were down two men but Bill Barber scored a SHG in the EN to win 4-2.
1976 -- January 17 -- Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 7-1 drubbing at Kansas City.
1976 -- March 4 -- The Flyers hammered the Scouts in Kansas City 6-1 by scoring the first three and last three goals of the contest.
1976 -- March 7 -- Reggie Leach (1-1-2) was credited with 12 shots on net as the Flyers defeated Kansas City 4-1 in the last meeting prior to the Scouts' relocation to Colorado. The Flyers had 51 shots in the game to the Scouts' 23. The Flyers were 5-0-0 and out-scored the Scouts 30-3 in the five times the teams met in Philadelphia.
1976 -- October 24 -- The Flyers and Colorado Rockies met for the first time since the relocation from Kansas City to Denver. Rick MacLeish had a hat trick in the 5-3 win in Philadelphia.
1976 -- November 26 -- The Flyers played at Colorado for the first time and won 4-2. The Flyers scored three times in a 4:02 span of the second period to take a 3-0 lead and then Bobby Clarke added an ENG with 17 seconds to play. It was the Flyers' first road win of 1976-77 as they began 0-5-3.
1976 -- December 19 -- Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each scored twice in a 4-3 win. The Flyers held a 55-38 shots advantage. Disorder 2:56 into the second period as there were three separate fights including Rockies' goalie Doug Favell and Flyers' d-man Harvey Bennett. Wayne Stephenson played his first game of the season after a contract dispute.
1977 -- January 15 -- Rick MacLeish scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Philly outshout the Rockies 44-24.
1977 -- February 27 -- The Flyers recovered from a 2-1 first period hole to win 4-2 in Colorado. Shots: 45-29 in the Flyers' favor.
1977 -- December 3 -- Paul Holmgren snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 6-3 win in Colorado. The Rockies trailed 3-0 but rallied to even the count on a goal by Gary Croteau.
1978 -- January 28 -- The Rockies/Scouts beat the Flyers for the first time after an 0-15-1 start (0-6-0 since the relocation) in a 6-4 win. Wilf Paiement and Randy Pierce (three points each in the game) each scored twice in a 12:03 span of the third period after the Flyers lead 4-2.
1978 -- February 2 -- Bernie Parent shutout Colorado 3-0 making 18 stops.
1978 -- March 12 -- Ross Lonsberry scored a hat trick against former teammate Doug Favell and the Flyers rocked Colorado 6-2.
1978 -- March 28 -- The Flyers and Rockies alternated seven goals in Colorado's 4-3 home win. Doug Favell made 33 saves for the winning team. It was Favell's first and only win (1-8-1) against his former team in what would be his last appearance against the Flyers.
1978 -- April 11 -- In Game 1 of their opening round best-of-three PO series, the Flyers won 3-2 at home in OT as Mel Bridgman delivered just 23 seconds into sudden death. Doug Favell made 41 saves for the Rockies, several of the spectacular variety, and earned first star status. Bridgman and Rick MacLeish combined for 15 shots on goal. MacLeish played despite an April 1 injury in Los Angeles when his neck was cut by the skate of Marcel Dionne; the wound required 80 stitches. He gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each had two points. The Flyers held a 44-18 shots advantage.
1978 -- April 13 -- In Game 2 in Colorado, the Flyers peppered Doug Favell with 45 shots and won 3-1. Don Saleski and Bob Kelly scored third period goals and Mel Bridgman assisted on both. The teams were deadlocked 1-1 since the early stages of the first period. The Flyers outshot the Rockies 45-18 including 20-4 in the decisive third period. The Flyers were whislted for two minors in the first period, the only penalties of the contest.
1978 -- August 31 -- Two-time Cup winner Joe Watson dealt to Colorado. The former Flyers' defenseman ended up playing just 16 games for the Rockies before suffering a career-ending injury when St. Louis' Wayne Babych checked him against the boards, resulting in a thighbone smashed into 14 pieces and his kneecap cut in half.
1978 -- November 5 -- The Flyers recorded a 6-4 home win as Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) collected three points in the third period. The game was tied 3-3 after 40 minutes but Moose Dupont's 40-foot backhander eluded Michel Plasse for the go-ahead score; the Flyers extended the lead to 6-3. Barry Dean had a pair of points 22 seconds apart to seal the victory. The Flyers dominated the final 20 minutes, 3-1 in goals and 18-9 in shots.1
1978 -- November 10 -- Barry Dean's second period goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie at home.
1979 -- February 23 -- Philly scored three third period goals and escaped with a 5-3 win in Colorado. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes but Reggie Leach and Al Hill scored to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead.
1979 -- March 3 -- Two-time Cup winner Don Saleski was traded to Colorado.
1979 -- March 6 -- In his NHL debut, Robbie Moore made 22 stops and shutout Colorado 5-0. Paul Holmgren had two goals and three points.
1979 -- December 29 -- The Flyers beat the Rockies 3-2 in Colorado to extend their record unbeaten streak to 33 (23-0-10) games which tied the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) record for most games in a row without a loss. Prior to the game, Toronto and Colorado made a blockbuster trade with Lanny McDonald heading west; McDonald had an assist on Colorado's first goal which came 10:30 into period three.
1980 -- February 19 -- The Rockies scored six PPGs against the Flyers, the most any team has ever registered against Philadelphia, in an 8-6 home win. Rene Robert (2-3-5), Kevin Morrison (1-4-5) and Lanny McDonald (2-2-4) led the winners. Morrison played just 41 NHL games in his career and had four goals and 11 assists. It was also the first defeat for goalie Pete Peeters who began that season 22-0-5. Ken Linseman had (2-2-4) four points for the Flyers.
1980 -- March 4 -- The Flyers responded to pregame ceremonies honoring Joe Watson by scoring 15 seconds into the game and leading 2-0 at the 51 second mark in an eventual 4-1 victory. Veteran Dave Gardner, in his Flyers' debut, was first star recording two points. Gardner played just two games in a Philly jersey and this was the second to last of his 350 NHL games.
1980 -- March 16 -- Bill Barber scored three times off Hardy Astrom but the Rockies rallied for a 4-4 tie by scoring the last four goals of the game played in the Spectrum. Lanny MacDonald scored twice in the last period to knot the score including one with 57 seconds to play as Phil Myre was rendered helpless with a pile of players in his crease. It was the only point the Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies ever registered at Philadelphia in 18 games (17-0-1).
1980 -- November 28 -- The Flyers routed the Rockies 7-4 in Colorado. After Rob Ramage scored a pair of goals to give Colorado a 3-1 lead, Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored twice to tie the score 3-3 after two periods. Near the end of the second period, Mike Kitchen was given a major for boarding. As time expired in the second period, Paul Holmgren and Ramage fought among sundry other penalties distributed. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr then scored PPGs in the first 3:53 of period three, Kerr's coming after Rene Robert was called for roughing and given a 10m misconduct immediately following Leach's goal. Mel Bridgman had two goals and Rick MacLeish had three points.
1980 -- December 7 -- The Flyers rallied for a 4-2 win despite trailing 2-0 around the midway point. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish scored in the third period.
1980 -- December 18 -- Rick St. Croix (22 saves) shut out Colorado 2-0 in Philly. Gary Morrison, playing in his second NHL game, assisted on both middle period goals.
1981 -- January 30 -- Philly held off a Rockies' rally in a 7-4 win in Colorado. The Flyers led 4-1 but Colorado recovered to close the margin to 4-3. The teams traded early third period PPGs but Philly held on by scoring two more times. Tom Gorence (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense.
1982 -- January 10 -- The Flyers recovered for a 3-0 deficit to prevail 5-4 in the Spectrum. Philly dominated the final 20 minutes 20-3 in shots and scoring the only two goals as Greg Adams (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored 47 seconds apart. The Rockies led 3-0 after 20 minutes as Brent Ashton scored twice, his only shots of the game. Though the Flyers scored the next three, Colorado scored in the final minute of the middle period to take a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. The Flyers controlled most of the game, 46-19 in shots including 10 by Bill Barber.
1982 -- January 26 -- Don Lever scored twice and Steve Tambellini added a pair of goals in the Rockies' 7-4 home win, the final meeting between the clubs in Colorado. The Rockies led 4-1 but after the Flyers pulled even with an early third period goal, the victors scored the game's last three goals.
1982 -- March 11 -- The Flyers won 5-1 in Philadelphia, the last time the teams met prior to the relocation of the Colorado Rockies to New Jersey. The Flyers peppered Chico Resch with 50 shots on goal.
1982 -- October 18 -- The first ever meeting between the franchises since the relocation of the Rockies to New Jersey resulted in a 3-1 Devils' victory at the Brendan Byrne Arena. Bob MacMillan scored consecutive goals in the first period. The Flyers won five of seven encounters that season. Glen Cochrane handled Hector Marini in a quick fight but Garry Howatt of the Devils beat Darryl Sittler in another confrontation.
1983 -- January 25 -- In the first meeting in Philadelphia since the Devils' relocation to New Jersey, Behn Wilson scored twice in the Flyers' 5-1 victory. Wilson's first goal came with two seconds left in the first period and ended a streak of 22 straight successful PK's by the Devils. There was a bench-clearing brawl in the second period and ejections of five players (Frank Bathe, Paul Holmgren and Glen Cochrane of the Flyers and Don Lever and John Wensink of the Devils). The main fight originated when Hector Marini (NJ) and Cochrane (Philly) squared off and while that was happening Holmgren and Garry Howatt dueled. The game was delayed 15 minutes and 74 PIMs were assessed. Twelve seconds after the main clash, with the Flyers leading 3-1, Wilson scored his second of the game. The Flyers held a 30-8 shots advantage after two periods (38-19 in the game). Bob Froese picked up the victory to improve to 7-0-0 and became the first goalie since Wayne Thomas of Montreal in 1972-73 to start his NHL career 7-0-0.
1983 -- February 20 -- Bob Froese made 16 saves and earned a shutout in a 3-0 win. Since being promoted from the Maine Mariners, Froese's record jumped to 12-0-1 in 13 NHL decisions (he lost his next start, one win/tie shy of the best start in NHL history by a goalie). The Flyers had a record of 22-2-2 in their last 26 games.
1983 -- March 3 -- Brian Propp scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NJ. The Devils only goal was scored by Larry Floyd, the first of two in his NHL career.
1983 -- March 25 -- Paul Gagne (2-2-4) scored twice in the Devils' 6-5 home win. The teams alternated the first eight goals. New Jersey's "Kid Line," consisting of Paul Larmer, Aaron Broten and Gagne, accounted for nine points.
1983 -- March 27 -- Philadelphia fired 40 shots at Ron Low and won 4-1 at home. Ron Flockhart scored twice and his first goal came 57 seconds apart from a Bill Barber tally in the opening period. The Flyers led 3-0 at the 8:14 mark. Hector Marini's goal with 3:11 remaining ended Bob Froese's attempt at a shutout.
1983 -- December 10 -- Up 3-2 in period two, the Flyers proceeded to score five times in the last period and rolled 8-2. Bobby Clarke, who played in his 1,100th NHL game, scored twice in the first period while Len Hachborn also added a pair of goals. Ron Sutter stole a pass and scored on a breakaway to make it 3-1.
1983 -- December 22 -- Pelle Lindbergh stopped 29 shots and the Flyers recorded a 5-0 shutout in the Spectrum. Ray Allison (2-1-3) scored twice in a 1:17 span including a 55-foot slapper that beat Chico Resch. The Flyers improved to 21-0-1 all-time at home against this franchise and out-scored them 105-30. Philly had 45 shots. NJ was 0-for-6 on the PP including a 5-on-3 for 1:22 in the first three-plus minutes of the game. The Flyers led 1-0 midway through the game.
1984 -- January 19 -- Bob Froese made 15 stops in a 2-0 shutout win. Ilkka Sinisalo and Thomas Eriksson each had two points. The Flyers held a 20-5 shot advantage after one period, 35-9 after two periods and 44-15 in the victory. Ron Low made 42 saves for New Jersey.
1984 -- February 18 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-3 home win as they led 2-0 after one and 4-1 after two. Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist.
1984 -- March 19 -- Tim Kerr (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 4-3 win at NJ. 1984 U.S. Olympian Paul Guay got his first NHL goal; Brian Propp and Mark Howe also scored.
1984 -- March 25 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 4-1 home win.
1984 -- March 30 -- The Flyers won 6-2 at NJ and finished the season with a 7-0-0 mark against the Devils. Ron Sutter had three points and Ilkka Sinisalo added two goals. Philly set a team record with their 349th goal.
1984 -- September 27 -- Sam St. Laurent traded to New Jersey. St. Laurent maintains the distinction of being the last North American professional goalie to wear a facemask (the type Bernie Parent used, for example) in a game.
1984 -- October 27 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves and the Flyers scored times in the third period in a 4-2 road victory. New Jersey dominated the opening period but Lindbergh made several key saves. The Flyers didn't register a shot on goal until beyond the 9-minute mark. In the final period, Derrick Smith scored the eventual GWG sandwiched by goals from Brian Propp and Mark Howe.
1984 -- November 29 -- The Devils' franchise won in Philadelphia for the first time after an 0-24-1 start and snapped an 11-game losing skid in the Spectrum. Aaron Broten scored twice in the third period to give NJ a 2-1 win and cooled the hot Flyers who were 8-0-2 in their last 10 games. NJ also snapped a 9-game losing skid to Philly. It was the 51st regular season meeting between the franchises and Philly led 41-6-3 entering this contest. Since moving to New Jersey, the Devils entered this game with a 2-13-0 record against the Flyers and were 0-7-0 in the Spectrum.
1984 -- December 20 -- The Flyers led 4-1 after one and skated to an 8-4 win. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) combined for four straight goals to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Murray Craven and Thomas Eriksson each had three points. Philly held a 41-21 shots advantage. Dave Pichette had two goals and three points for the Devils.
1985 -- January 31 -- Ilkka Sinisalo and Dave Brown scored in the first period in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Kirk Muller made it 2-1, Thomas Eriksson scored 22 seconds later, in the early third period, to give the Flyers a two-goal cushion.
1985 -- March 3 -- Rick Meagher and Greg Adams each scored twice in NJ's 5-2 home win. The Devils won for the fourth time in 19 meetings in this series.
1985 -- March 23 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-2 third period hole and won 5-3 in NJ with three third period goals. Dave Poulin accounted for two of those goals. Brian Propp had three assists in the win. Ron Sutter had the GWG with 2:20 to play.
1985 -- April 7 -- Pelle Lindbergh (40th win) made 38 saves and Todd Bergen and Brian Propp each scored twice and added an assist in the Flyers' season finale 6-1 win. The victory established a team record 53 wins, they concluded the regular season with a 16-1-0 run and finished atop the League's point standings with 113. Ron Low faced the Flyers for the last time and ended with a 2-16-0 career mark.
1985 -- October 10 -- In the season opener, the Devils scored four consecutive third period goals, including a hat trick by Paul Gagne, within a span of 8:30 in their 6-5 win in Philly. Greg Adams had five assists for the Devils in the game. The Flyers squandered leads of 3-0 in the first and 4-2 in the third.
1985 -- December 17 -- The Devils erupted for a 5-0 first period lead en route to a 7-4 home win. Paul Gagne (1-2-3) and Greg Adams (2-1-3) led NJ. Darren Jensen was relived midway in the first after giving up three goals and was replaced by Bob Froese.
1985 -- December 19 -- The Flyers erupted for a 4-0 third period aided by a 17-3 shots advantage en route to a 6-3 home win. Peter Zezel (2-0-2), Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Derrick Smith (GWG) led the Flyers.
1986 -- January 11 -- The Flyers led 6-1 early in the second period and skated to a 8-4 victory at NJ. Mark Howe (1-3-4) led the Flyers as Brian Propp, Tim Kerr and Pelle Eklund added three points each. The Devils outshot the Flyers 40-39; starting goalies were Chico Resch (NJ) and Darren Jensen (Philly).
1986 -- January 14 -- The Flyers recorded a 3-2 home win in a game that had 102 PIMs, 51 to each side. Pelle Eklund scored a PPG with 4:48 to play. Tim Kerr's 200th career goal, his 38th of the season and 25th via the PP, came 1:15 into the third period to even the game at 2-2. Mark Howe scored a SHG to give Philly a 1-0 lead in the second period. Brian Propp had 11 of Philly's 38 shots against Craig Billington. Among the fights was Rick Tocchet-Alan Stewart, Dave Brown-Ken Daneyko and a lengthy Dave Richter-Phil Russell battle. Two days later, the NHL announced that Kerr joined Pelle Lindbergh (posthumously) as starters voted into the NHL All-Star Game.
1986 -- March 8 -- Darren Jensen gave up five goals on 10 shots at the 27:00 minute mark and was ultimately replaced in goal as the Devils trumphed 7-4 at home. Pat Verbeek (3-1-4) and Kirk Muller (1-3-4) led the Devils. Chico Resch was top star with 29 saves and was traded to the Flyers three days later.
1986 -- March 11 -- Glenn "Chico" Resch, who at the time was the oldest player in the NHL, was dealt to the Flyers for a third-round draft pick. Three days earlier, Resch was chosen first star in the Devils' 7-3 win.
1986 -- March 16 -- Brad McCrimmon scored twice and Murray Craven had three points in a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. Pelle Eklund broke Peter Zezel's team-record for most assists by a rookie with 47.
1986 -- November 4 -- The Flyers drubbed New Jersey 7-1, scoring seven straight goals after Uli Hiemer gave NJ a 1-0 lead. Mark Howe scored a SHG to even the game and then Tim Kerr followed with two PPGs to give Philly a 3-1 advantage. Karl Friesen replaced Alain Chevrier in gola when it was 6-1.
1986 -- November 6 -- The Devils rallied from a 5-1 third period hole to tie 5-5 at NJ. Murray Craven and Mark Howe scored SHGs within 26 seconds, a team record for quickest shorties, in the late portion of the first period. Craven and Brian Propp added second period goals to give the Flyers a 5-1 lead but the Devils, trailing by four with about nine minutes left, scored four times in a 6:14 span to even the game. Karl Friesen, who played in just four NHL games, came on in relief of Alain Chevrier after the second period and stopped all 13 Flyers' shots.
1987 -- January 6 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and registered his first career shutout in a 4-0 victory. Referee Don Koharski handed out 130 minutes in penalties in the battle upon the game's conclusion. The brawl began when the Devils' Steve Richmond punched Kjell Samuelsson in the face, in the faceoff circle, with four ticks left on the clock. Head Coach Mike Keenan sat out the game due to a one-game suspension.
1987 -- January 24 -- At the game's conclusion, multiple fights in the stands and a bench-clearing battle highlighted by goalies Alain Chevrier and Ron Hextall (backup to Chico Resch that night). Devils won 4-3 in New Jersey. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LnBCGZTiY
1987 -- February 7 -- The Devils scored two SHG's in a 3-2 win in New Jersey. Alain Chevrier made 41 stops in the win while Ron Hextall, who made 35 saves, was an incredible 23-for-23 in the second period; the Devils had a manpower advantage for 12:32 in the middle period. Aaron Broten's 100th career goal, which gave the Devils a late lead of 3-1, was one of controversy as the Flyers claimed it was kicked into the net. Tim Kerr scored twice including his 21st PPG of the season. Brian Propp had two assists and 10 shots in his first game back after he missed the prior 27 games due to knee surgery.
1987 -- March 8 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at 3:10, including the third goal by Brian Propp while on the PK, and 4-0 at the 11:45 mark in an eventual 7-3 win in Philly. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3), J.J. Daigneault (2-0-2) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the offense. Chico Resch got the win by making 27 saves.
1987 -- March 11 -- In a seesaw battle, the Flyers beat New Jersey 6-4. The Flyers blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2 while the Devils lost a 4-3 lead. Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (10 shots on goal) scored third period tallies in the victory. The Flyers edged NJ in the shot department 41-40; Ron Hextall and Craig Billington tended goal.
1987 -- October 27 -- Alain Chevrier (26 saves) recorded his first NHL shutout in NJ's 4-0 home win. The Devils went 9-for-9 on the PK. NJ scored four goals in 7:12 of the middle period. In a tightly-officiated contest, each team was whistled for 16 minor infractions. Attendance was 10,003.
1987 -- November 8 -- Each team scored three first period goals in a game that finished 3-3 in Philly. Doug Crossman had three points in about 10 minutes for Philly. Ron Hextall was sensational with 42 saves. The Flyers dropped to 1-7-2 in their last 10 games.
1987 -- November 18 -- The Devils scored twice in the third period to rally to a 4-3 home win.
1987 -- December 6 -- Kirk Muller's PPG with 4:06 to play in the third period lifted NJ to a 1-1 tie in Philly.
1988 -- January 10 -- Pat Verbeek scored a hat trick, including the last two goals of the game, in a 7-5 Devils' win in Philadelphia. NJ led 2-0 in the first period and then goalie Ron Hextall was ejected by Don Koharski for complaining about a holding call to D-man Greg Smyth. After Koho assessed a misconduct penalty, Hextall became more irate and was tossed. Ten seconds later, the Flyers scored a SHG then added a PPG; eventually, they led 5-4 after two. Mark Laforest allowed four goals on 18 shots. The game was marked by 151 PIMs, 93 by the Flyers.
1988 -- March 6 -- New Jersey recorded a 4-2 home win as the injury-riddled Flyers had just three shots in the last period while the Devils had three goals. The Flyers were without: Mark Howe, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter and Dave Brown.
1988 -- March 12 -- The Devils won 6-5 and finished with a 5-0-2 season record against Philadelphia. Tom Kurvers scored twice in about four minutes to snap a 3-3 tie. Earlier, Mark Johnson scored on a penalty shot.
1988 -- October 6 -- In Paul Holmgren's debut as Flyers' head coach, Philly won the season opener 4-1 at home backed by Ron Hextall's 32 saves. With the score tied 1-1 in the early second period, John MacLean was tossed from the contest along with being given a five-minute high sticking major; Scott Mellanby scored on the PP. In the last minute of the middle period, Derrick Smith scored to give the Flyers an insurance tally.
1988 -- November 1 -- Claude Loiselle scored in the third period to lead NJ to a 3-2 home win.
1988 -- November 20 -- Rick Tocchet had a hat trick and five points (3-2-5) in the Flyers' 7-1 rout. Tim Kerr added two goals.
1988 -- December 3 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves in the Flyers 5-3 win in NJ. Kjell Samuelsson scored a 70-foot goal off Sean Burke to make it 2-0. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs. The first six goals were scored via special teams.
1988 -- December 4 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves and assisted on consecutive second period goals in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Despite being outshot 10-7 in the middle period, the Flyers scored all four goals.
1989 -- February 24 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice (2-1-3) in Philly's 6-2 win in NJ. Craig Berube walloped Brendan Shanahan in a fight.
1989 -- March 27 -- The Flyers led 2-0 after one but the Devils scored the next five in a 5-3 win in NJ.
1989 -- October 5 -- Sylvain Turgeon scored three goals in the season opener, his only season with NJ, off Ken Wregget while Chris Terreri made 38 saves in NJ's 6-2 win in Philly.
1989 -- October 18 -- Slava Fetisov scored his first NHL goal, NJ led 4-0 less than 12 minutes in and won 5-3.
1989 -- November 11 -- The Flyers led 4-2 after one and skated to a 7-5 victory in NJ. Ron Sutter and Rick Tocchet both had four points (2-2-4).
1989 -- November 12 -- Each team scored one goal apiece in all three periods and they finished in a 3-3 tie. Janne Ojanen tied the game 3-3 with 1:15 to play. Bruce Hoffort (33 saves) and Sean Burke (38 saves) played goal. Mike Bullard scored twice for the Flyers.
1989 -- December 22 -- The Devils won 5-4 in Philly when Kirk Muller scored in OT.
1990 -- March 20 -- The Flyers got three special teams' goals, including two second period PPGs, in a 3-2 win at the Devils.
1990 -- March 24 -- The Devils scored twice in 15 seconds in the early third period to extend a lead and win 5-2 at Philly.
1990 -- October 6 -- The Devils scored twice in the third period to win 3-1 at home.
1990 -- October 11 -- Jiri Latal scored twice in the first period and Tony Horacek added three assists in the game as the Flyers skated to a 7-4 win. The Flyers scored three goials in 3:09 in the third period. Bill Barber's number 7 was retired in ceremonies prior to the game. Rick Tocchet continued the momentum with a goal 32 seconds into the contest. Troy Crowder won two fights in the game: a one-punch knockdown of Jeff Chychrun and the other a longer fight with Horacek. Craig Berube decimated Alan Stewart in a battle. With 3:06 left in the second period, Ron Hextall injured his groin attempting to make a save on Walt Poddubny; Hextall played just once until December 8 (knee injury, October 27).
1990 -- November 17 -- Bruce Driver scored midway in the third period of a 3-2 win at home for the Devils. Scott Mellanby scored twice in the second period for the Flyers.
1990 -- November 18 --The Devils outshot the Flyers 24-15 in a 4-1 win in Philly.
1990 -- November 28 -- The Flyers, trailing 5-2, scored three times in the final 3:38 to finish in a 5-5 tie at NJ. The Devils scored five consecutive goals to take the 5-2 lead deep into the third. Rick Tocchet's goal, his second of the game, evened the game with 49 seconds to play in the third period.
1990 -- December 20 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum as John MacLean (2-1-3) scored a PPG with about five minutes left in the third period. NJ rallied from three one-goal deficits. Craig Berube gave Philly a 1-0 lead, his first goal in 21 games against the Devils.
1991 -- February 16 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves in a 3-2 NJ home win.
1991 -- October 13 -- Murray Craven scored twice and Ken Wregget made 32 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win in NJ's 5-2 win. Mark Howe scored twice for Philly. The Devils killed a 5-minute major to Kevin Todd with a 3-2 lead.
1991 -- November 12 -- Chris Terreri made 36 saves and Claude Vilgrain (2-1-3) and Claude Lemieux (1-2-3) each had three points.
1991 -- November 23 -- The teams skated to a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia. NJ took a 4-3 lead when Doug Brown scored on a penalty shot off Ken Wregget. The Flyers went ahead 5-4 in the third period but Claude Lemieux (2-1-3) finished the scoring.
1991 -- December 8 -- NJ scored twice in the final 4:33 of regulation to salvage a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Flyers held a 20-6 shot advantage in the first period but the Devils owned a 23-13 advantage the remainder of the game.
1992 -- February 4 -- Tom Chorske scored twice in the third period (including an ENG) in NJ's 3-1 home win. Chris Terreri made 26 saves.
1992 -- February 18 -- Viacheslav Fetisov scored in OT to give NJ a 4-3 win. Kevin Dineen tied the game with five seconds remaining in the third period.
1992 -- March 29 -- Martin Brodeur faced Philadelphia for the first time in a 5-4 Flyers' win. Brodeur (28 saves on 32 shots) replaced Craig Billington (one goal on eight shots), who injured his right knee, after the first period. Brodeur, 19 years old, suffered his first NHL loss after posting wins over Boston and Quebec in his callup about a week prior to this game.
1992 -- October 9 -- The Flyers scored three third period goals and rallied to a 6-4 home win. Brian Benning had two goals in the game and Rod Brind'Amour had three points. The Flyers beat Chris Terreri for the third time in 13 decisions (3-7-3).
1992 -- October 17 -- Chris Terreri made 25 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win.
1993 -- February 13 -- The Devils led 3-0 after one and skated to a 6-4 win at NJ. Alexander Semak had two goals and Stephane Richer and Bernie Nicholls added three points apiece.
1993 -- February 14 -- Stephane Richer had three points in the Devils 5-2 win in Philadelphia.
1993 -- February 25 -- The Flyers scored four times in the middle period en route to a 6-2 home win. Pelle Eklund assisted on three consecutive goals in about 10 minutes. Mark Recchi scored twice as the Flyers beat Craig Billington.
1993 -- March 7 -- New Jersey scored 6 times in the third period of a 7-3 home win. It was the third time a team scored that total in a period against the Flyers. Tommy Soderstrom stopped the first 25 shots he faced. NJ outshot Philly 42-25. Mark Recchi scored his 100th point of the season.
1993 -- March 21 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves including 21 in the third period and NJ held on for a 3-2 win in Philly.
1993 -- October 30 -- Stephane Richer's second goal of the game lifted NJ to a 4-3 lead and an eventual 5-3 win. Chris Terreri made 39 saves. The flyers were down 3-0 but scored three times in about four minutes to even the game 3-3 after two periods.
1993 -- November 11 -- Tom Chorske and John MacLean scored twice in NJ's 5-3 win in Philly. Eric Lindros suffered a torn ligament in his right knee and missed the next 14 games.
1994 -- March 26 -- The Devils won 7-2 for their sixth straight win and ninth in the last 10 games in the series.
1994 -- April 12 -- Jason Bowen snapped a tie on the middle of the third period (the last of his two career NHL goals) and the Flyers won 4-2 at home. Philly ended a skid of nine straight losses to Chris Terreri as they peppered the goalie with 20 shots (two goals) in the middle period. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) added his 40th goal, on the PPG, to conclude the scoring.
1995 -- February 11 -- Brent Fedyk scored the GWG and Josef Beranek had two third period points in Philly's 3-1 win. Dominic Roussel made 25 saves for the victory. The game was tied 1-1 entering the final period.
1995 -- March 12 -- Eric Lindros beat Martin Brodeur in the third period of a 4-3 Flyers' win. The Devils rallied from a 3-1 second period hole to even the game after 40 minutes. The teams combined for five goals in under six minutes in the second period.
1995 -- March 30 -- In his third lifetime appearance against the Flyers, Martin Brodeur picked up his first win, 4-3 in Philadelphia.
1995 -- April 22 -- John LeClair beat Martin Brodeur with the first shot in OT, 54 seconds in, to give the Flyers their ninth straight win, 5-4.
1995 -- June 3 -- In Game 1 of their PO matchup in the Spectrum, the Devils beat the Flyers 4-1. The Devils led 2-0 after the first period and outshot the Flyers 13-0 over the last 14 1/2 minutes of the opening period. Bill Guerin scored twice and the Flyers only goal, from Craig MacTavish, came in the game's final two minutes. Martin Brodeur, who was penalized late in the middle period with a pair of minors for slashing Gilbert Dionne (interference minor), made 20 stops for the victory. The Flyers' Legion of Doom line was limited to five shots. Eric Lindros played without a visor, something he wore since recovering from an eye injury late in the regular season.
1995 -- June 5 -- In Game 2, the Devils rallied from a 2-1 defict and won 5-2. The Flyers led 1-0 but a couple oif minutes later Craig MacTavish got a doiuble-minor for spearing and the Devils capitalized. Six seconds into a PP, the Flyers took a 2-1 lead but John MacLean scored a critical PPG with 11.1 seconds left in the first period to even the game 2-2. The Devils then scored three times in the middle period including the GWG on another PP. NJ went 3-for-5 on the PP in the game. Ron Hextall was replaced by Dominic Roussel after giving up five goals on 16 shots.
1995 -- June 7 -- In Game 3 at Byrne Meadowlands Arena, Eric Lindros blasted a shot past Martin Brodeur 4:19 into OT to spark the Flyers to a 3-2 win. Lindros stole the puck from an errant Stephane Richer pass in the neutral zone and then converted the GWG. NJ outshot Philly 33-25 and Ron Hextall made several key stops among his 31 saves. Rod Brind'Amour netted the tying goal with 6:03 to play in the third period on a bouncing shot that appeared to have minimum risk, a goal Brodeur later said was more frustrating than the game-winner. Earlier in the day ,the Devils rejected a renegotiated lease to stay in New Jersey and rumors swirled that the team was headed for relocation to Nashville.
1995 -- June 10 -- In Game 4, led by the sensational goaltending of Ron Hextall, Philly evened the series 2-2 with a 4-1 win in NJ despite being outshot 34-19. The Flyers scored four times on just 17 shots off Martin Brodeur who was removed for Chris Terreri with about eight minutes left. Hextall made 32 saves on 34 shots. Shjon Podein evened the game with 1:10 left in the first period but an important goal came with 2:10 to play in the middle period when Eric Lindros spotted Mikael Renberg who gave Philly a 2-1 lead. An equally important goal gave the Flyers a 3-1 lead when Rod Brind'Amour intercepted a pass and beat Brodeur on a SHG early in the final period. A change in tactics on how to defeat the neutral trap was credited with the victories in both Games 3 and 4; the Flyers decided not to try to crash through the trap and rather have the puck-carrying defensemen wait patiently for an opening.
1995 -- June 11 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Claude Lemieux scored with 44.2 seconds to play in regulation to give NJ a 3-2 win. It was Lemieux's 10th goal in 15 PO games after scoring just six regular season goals. The goal beat netminder Ron Hextall who stopped 29 shots and was named the game's third star. Philly was outshot 21-8 after two periods and 32-18 in the game. Kevin Dineen scored both goals for the Flyers including tying the game 2-2 in the early third period. The road team won for the fifth time in this series.
1995 -- June 13 -- In Game 6 in NJ, the Devils clinched a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-2 victory. Philly led 1-0 but the Devils scored the next four goals. NJ held a 22-10 shots advantage after two periods and a 3-1 lead. The shots finished 29-16 in the Devils' favor. Jim Montgomery and Mikael Renberg scored for Philly. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line of John LeClair (0-3-3, did not score in the last nine PO games), Eric Lindros (2-3-5) and Mikael Renberg (2-2-4) combined for 12 points in the six games.
1995 -- November 11 -- Chris Terreri had 27 saves in NJ's 4-2 home win.
1995 -- November 12 -- Randy McKay scored in the third period and NJ held on for a 3-2 win in Philly.
1995 -- December 19 -- Bill Guerin's second goal of the game lifted NJ to a 5-4 home win in OT. Ron Hextall made 43 saves.
1996 -- February 19 -- The Flyers won 4-1 at home. Ron Hextall shut out NJ for the first 52 minutes. Martin Brodeur was lifted after giving up four goals.
1996 -- March 10 -- Bill Guerin scored 3:45 into OT and NJ recorded a 3-2 win in Philly. The Flyers led 2-0. The Devils scored three PPGs. NJ was outshot 10-2 in the third period but recorded all three shots taken in OT.
1996 -- April 10 -- John LeClair potted his 49th and 50th goals of the season in a 5-1 win at New Jersey. It was the first game the Flyers played in the newly named Continental Airlines Arena (previously the Brendan Byrne Arena).
1996 -- October 7 -- The Flyers dominated the third period 3-0 in goals and 13-4 in shots and skated to a 3-1 home win. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. It was the Flyers� first win at the CoreStates Center and was also the 700th home victory in franchise history.
1997 -- February 8 -- The Devils scored three third period goals in a 4-2 home win. Ron Hextall made 30 saves.
1997 -- March 5 -- NJ scored three second period goals off Garth Snow in a 3-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 27-16 shots advantage.
1997 -- March 25 -- John LeClair had three points in the Flyers' 4-3 win at NJ. Vinnie Prospal had the GWG with 4:48 to play. Ron Hextall made 23 saves.
1997 -- April 13 -- Down 4-1 with under 14 minutes left in the third period, the Flyers scored four times to defeat the Devils 5-4. Trent Klatt scored the GWG on a PP with 1:34 left in the third period after John LeClair tied the game at 4-4 with 4:07 to play with his 50th goal of the season. Garth Snow replaced Ron Hextall at the 13:54 mark of the second period and shut out New Jersey the rest of the contest. John MacLean had (2-2-4) four points for NJ.
1997 -- October 8 -- NJ won 4-1 at home by out-shooting the Flyers 40-18. Garth Snow made 36 saves.
1997 -- October 27 -- Patrik Elias scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in the Devils' 5-0 win in Philly.
1998 -- March 2 -- Steve Thomas scored with 6:06 to play in NJ's 4-3 home win. The Flyers rallied to tie from a 3-0 deficit.
1998 -- March 10 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Devils held a 5-1 shots edge in OT.
1998 -- March 24 -- Randy McKay had a hat trick, including two PPGs, in NJ's 3-2 home win. Alexandre Daigle scored twice for Philly.
1998 -- October 22 -- Brian Rolston snapped a 1-1 tie with a SHG late in the second period and NJ skated to a 3-2 win in Philly.
1998 -- November 14 -- The Flyers blitzed New Jersey with five third period goals and 40 shots during their 6-1 victory. Eric Lindros had five points (2-3-5) while John LeClair added two goals (2-1-3).
1998 -- December 8 -- The Devils led 5-3 with under eight minutes to play but the Flyers rallied with goals by Eric Lindros and Rod Brind'Amour to earn a 5-5 tie in New Jersey. Ken Daneyko played in his 935th game as a Devil, a franchise record.
1998 -- December 10 -- Dave Andreychuk scored in OT to lead New Jersey to a 5-4 victory in the Spectrum. The Flyers led 4-1 in the middle period. In the extra session, the Devils outshot the Flyers 5-0.
1999 -- April 16 -- Chris Terreri made 27 saves and Bobby Holik scored twice, including the GWG in OT, in NJ's 3-2 win at home.
1999 -- September 25 -- Rod Brind'Amour suffered a broken left foot in a preseason game at New Jersey. His iron man streak ended at 484 games when he missed the season opener. He did not return until December 22.
1999 -- October 30 -- Dan McGillis snapped a 3-3 tie with 6:01 to play and Philly won 5-3 home win as they rallied from a 3-2 third period hole.
1999 -- November 9 -- NJ won 2-1 at home as they held a 31-16 shots advantage including 18-3 in the first period. JVB made 29 saves including 17 in the first period.
1999 -- December 22 -- Patrik Elias (2-1-3), Peter Sykora (0-3-3) and Scott Niedermeyer (0-2-2) led NJ to a 3-2 home win. Elias' second goal came 7:30 into the third period while the Devils were on the PP. Rod Brind'Amour returned to the lineup after missing the first 34 games due to a broken left foot suffered during the pre-season.
2000 -- January 15 -- Martin Brodeur made 30 saves and the Devils won 4-1 in Philly.
2000 -- February 15 -- The Devils won 4-2 at home to extend their division lead over the Flyers to 15 points with 25 games to play. Martin Brodeur got credited with a goal in the third period to make it 3-1 when a puck deflected off Daymond Langkow and into an empty net on a delayed call. Brian Boucher made 32 stops for the Flyers.
2000 -- April 9 -- The Flyers ended the regular season with a 4-1 victory (40-16 shots) at the NYR, giving them the Division crown (first since 1995-96) and top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs over New Jersey who once held a 15-point lead in February. The Flyers finished with 105 points to the Devils' 103.
2000 -- May 14 -- In Game 1 of the 2000 Conference Finals, the Devils won 4-1. NJ scored two late first period goals within 26 seconds of each other and held a commanding 3-1 lead despite both teams 16 shots in the opening period. Philly outshot New Jersey 20-8 the rest of the game. Martin Brodeur made 35 saves.
2000 -- May 16 -- In Game 2, Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Daymond Langkow scored consecutive goals in the first two minutes of the third period to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 win at New Jersey. Eric Desjardins started the rally when he scored with 39 seconds remaining in the second period; the Devils led 3-1 prior to that goal. Brian Boucher made 30 saves for the Flyers.
2000 -- May 18 -- In Game 3, the Flyers defeated the Devils 4-2. Brian Boucher made 27 stops including a beauty on Patrik Elias with the Flyers up 2-1; he sprawled, lost his helmet and made a save with the back of his glove. Simon Gagne scored an insurance goal with 1:49 to play. Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau and Rick Tocchet each had two points apiece. John LeClair suffered a 39-stitch cut to his face when unintentionaly hit by Marty Brodeur.
2000 -- May 20 -- In Game 4, Craig Berube's deflection of Dan McGillis' point shot with 7:02 to play snapped a 1-1 deadlock and Simon Gagne scored with 3:20 remaining in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-1 victory.
2000 -- May 22 -- In Game 5, New Jersey dominated the first period with a 14-6 shots advantage and a 2-0 lead. The Devils went on to a 4-1 win. John LeClair nailed Sergei Nemchinov into the glass causing a 40-stitch wound and a pool of blood on the ice.
2000 -- May 24 -- In Game 6, Claude Lemieux's goal with 8:34 to play in the third period, followed by an Alex Mogilny goal with 3:27 to play, snapped a scoreless tie in the Devils' 2-1 win. NJ outshot Philly 26-13. After 73 days sidelined due to concussions, his fifth, Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup for the first time since March 12 and played 14:47 and had 19 shifts. He played as Daymond Langkow's RW linemate and nearly scored an important goal but it came just as the horn sounded to end period two. Brian Boucher's mask needed repair after a puck lodged in it.
2000 -- May 26 -- In Game 7, Patrik Elias' second goal of the game, with 2:32 left in the third period, snapped a 1-1 tie. Elias gave NJ a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into a PP early in the first, about a minute before Scott Stevens drilled Eric Lindros. Rick Tocchet evened the game with a PP in the second period. Philly outshot NJ 27-18. The NHL fined the Flyers $10,000 after the game due to the lack of disclosure of information regarding the Lindros injury.
2000 -- November 1 -- Paul Ranheim beat Chris Terreri with 1:26 to play in the third period and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in NJ. Brian Boucher made 32 saves; the lone goal that beat him was the Devils' first of the game and the Flyers evened the score moments after he was pulled for an extra skater. The Flyers outshot the Devils 5-4 in the OT and Boucher made a huge save on Scott Gomez who led a 3-on-1 break. The Flyers were without the services of John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau, Rick Tocchet and, Keith Jones.
2000 -- December 16 -- The Flyers scored six times on 26 shots in a 6-3 home victory. Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) each had three points. The Flyers led 4-1 but the Devils came within 4-3 before Chris McAllister scored in the third period to regain a 2-goal lead and then Gagne scored his second goal 21 seconds later. Roman Cechmaek made 30 saves. Martin Brodeur surrendered six goals on 26 shots.
2001 -- November 17 -- Roman Cechmanek made 33 saves and Simon Gagne scored the GWG in the first minute of the third period in a 3-1 road win.
2001 -- January 2 -- Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) and Martin Brodeur (24 saves) hooked up in a 1-1 draw in NJ.
2001 -- January 18 -- The Devils recorded a 7-1 win in Philadelphia. Scott Gomez (1-2-3) had two assists in the first 4:15 and three points in the game.
2001 -- March 10 -- John Madden scored with 47 seconds to play in NJ's 3-2 win on a Saturday afternoon in Philly. There were five fights in the game including three involving Jim McKenzie of the Devils who fought Chris McAllister twice. P.J. Stock (Flyers) and Turner Stevenson (Devils) hooked up in a short but feisty clash but the best of the day was a lenghty scrap between Rick Tocchet and Scott Stevens.
2001 -- November 17 -- Roman Cechmanek made 33 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at NJ.
2001 -- November 20 -- Roman Cechmanek made 42 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philly. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) scored with 3:22 to play in the third period. NJ held a 20-3 shot advantage in the third period but Cechmanek rescued the Flyers. John LeClair (2-1-3), Justin Williams (1-2-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2)collected all eight individual points for the Flyers in the game.
2002 -- January 10 -- Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves and the Flyers scored three times in 2:59 of the second period in a 3-2 home win. Jiri Dopita collected a goal and an assist and had seven points in his last two games.
2002 -- February 27 -- Roman Cechmanek (22 saves) and JVB (32 saves) dueled in the Flyers 1-0 win, their first shutout of the Devils in 15 years. Simon Gagne scored the lone goal in the second period.
2002 -- April 10 -- John Madden scored in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in NJ's 1-0 home win.
2002 -- November 7 -- Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves in NJ's 1-0 road win.
2002 -- December 2 -- The Flyers and Devils played their fourth consecutive 1-0 game. Brian Gionta scored in OT to give New Jersey the victory, their third straight against the Flyers by a 1-0 score. Martin Brodeur had all three shutouts.
2003 -- January 30 -- New Jersey scored three first period goals en route to a 5-1 victory. The Flyers' lone goal snapped Martin Brodeur's personal shutout streak in games against the Flyers at 265:02 when Eric Chouinard scored with under two minutes to play. An oddity happened in the game when Pavel Brendl, who had been scratched on the official lineup, was dressed to start the game and Dennis Seidenberg, who was listed to play, was not in the lineup. The officials sent Brendl to the dressing room with 6:50 to play; Seidenberg replaced him in the second period.
2003 -- February 18 -- Jeff Friesen scored with 4:45 to play in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves. Donald Brashear and Joe Sacco each had two points for the Flyers.
2003 -- March 17 -- Roman Cechmanek made 27 saves and Sami Kapanen had three points in a 4-2 road win which was a battle for first place in the Atlantic Division. Cechmanek made key saves on Scott Gomez and Joe Nieuwendyk in the third period and also on Patrick Elias who had a breakaway while killing a penalty. Eric Weinrich scored a SHG.
2003 -- October 30 -- Mike Rupp scored his second goal of the game in the third period and the Devils rallied from a 2-0 hole to win 3-2 in NJ. The Devils held a 28-16 shots advantage including 6-1 in the third period.
2003 -- December 12 -- Keith Primeau scored with 6:25 left in regulation and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in NJ. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-21. Scott Niedermeyer's goal estimated at 100-feet beat Jeff Hackett in the final minute of the first period to give NJ a 2-0 lead. The score was 2-2 after two periods. Sami Kapanen (1-2-3) led the offense. With 49 seconds left in OT, Martin Brodeur and Tony Amonte were penalized for roughing in the crease.
2003 -- December 13 -- Martin Brodeur made 32 saves in NJ's 2-0 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 32-22 shot advantage including 8-1 in the first period.
2004 -- February 10 --Antero Niittymaki -- third on the depth chart -- made 35 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne and Danny Markov each scored PPGs to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead after two periods; prior to the goals, the Flyers were on an 0-for-27 skid against NJ on the PP.
2004 -- March 9 -- Robert Esche made 20 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in Continental Arena. Michal Handzus, John LeClair and Mark Recchi collected eight points. LeClair assisted on a pair of first period goals and then added an ENG.
2004 -- March 13 -- Robert Esche made 37 saves and Marcus Ragnarsson scored in the third period in a 2-1 Flyers' home win. NJ outshot Philly 38-21.
2004 -- April 5 -- On the last day of the regular season, the Devils lost 3-1 at home to Boston while the Flyers and Islanders tied 3-3. Because of the scores, the Flyers surpassed New Jersey in the standings with 101 points to the Devils' 100 points and gained the Division Title and third seed in the upcoming playoffs. The Devils would be the opening round opponent.
2004 -- April 8 -- In Game 1 of the opening round series in Philadelphia, the Flyers beat the Devils 3-2 as Robert Esche made 37 saves in his first NHL PO start. Simon Gagne scored in the first period, Jeremy Roenick in the second period and Keith Primeau in the third to put Philly up 3-0. The Devils scored twice within 35 seconds, less than a minute after Primeau's tally, to narrow their gap to 3-2. Roenick decided the day of this game to not wear a protective mask even though he suffered a broken jaw less than two months prior. "If it breaks, it breaks. There is nothing I can do about it," said JR when pressed. Primeau and Kim Johnsson each had two points. NJ outshot Philly 39-26. Scott Stevens missed a Devils' PO game for the first time due to post-concussion syndrome; he last played January 7 and did not play in the series.
2004 -- April 10 -- In Game 2 in Philadelphia, Robert Esche made 24 stops, Alexei Zhamnov and Jeremy Roenick each had two points and the Flyers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Devils. Zhamnov jammed a loose puck past Martin Brodeur, 2:40 after NJ evened the score, and the Flyers went up for good, 2-1. NJ outshot Philly 26-18. Patrick Sharp replace Claude Lapointe in the Flyers' lineup who was placed in the NHL's substance abuse program.
2004 -- April 12 -- In Game 3 at New Jersey, the Devils won 4-2by scoring three times on five PP chances. Patrik Elias (2-0-2), who scored the GWG when his shot banked off Kim Johnsson, Paul Martin (1-1-2), Scott Gomez (0-3-3) and Brian Gionta (1-2-3) led the offense.
2004 -- April 14 -- In Game 4 at New Jersey, Robert Esche made 35 saves in the Flyers' key 3-0 victory. Esche was brilliant throughout the contest and silenced his many critics. After the contest, martin Brodeur said ''It's not like they're outplaying us. The only reason they won this game is because of Esche.'' Flyers' defensemen accounted for four of the team's nine points. The Devils outshot Philly 35-25 but all 25 Devils' shots after 40 minutes were stopped by Esche with the Flyers up 1-0. Kim Johnsson scored 1:18 into the game the game's only tally until Alexei Zhamnov, off a sweet feed from Vladimir Malakhov, scored 4:45 into the third period; Keith Primeau added a third goal with just under four minutes to play.
2004 -- April 17 -- In Game 5 in Philadelphia, Danny Markov's 40-foot wrist shot with 5:23 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Robert Esche made 31 saves in the Flyers' series clinching victory. Sami Kapanen added an ENG. Scott Niedermayer scored NJ's lone goal which snapped Esche's shutout streak at 106:36. Alexei Zhamnov had two points, including a goal that made it 1-0 in the first period. Igor Larionov played his final NHL game. Philly went 4-for-12 on the PP in the series after ending the regular season on a 1-for-37 skid.
2005 -- October 7 --The Flyers scored the last five goals in a 5-2 home win. Simon Gagne scored the first two and then Jon Sim scored the GWG 39 seconds into the final period. Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves. NJ went 2-for-9 on the PP.
2005 -- November 30 -- The Flyers won for the fifth straight regular season game in this series as Robert Esche made 30 saves in the 2-1 win. NJ's lone goal was by Thomas Pihlman, the only goal he scored in his brief NHL career. Including the POs, the Flyers beat the Devils for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings. Both Flyers' goals came in under four minutes.
2006 -- January 9 -- Martin Brodeur stopped 22 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win.
2006 -- March 1 -- Viktor Kozlov scored the only goal in the shootout and the Devils won 2-1 at home. Martin Brodeur made 26 saves. Kozlov gave NJ a 1-0 lead in the first period. Brian Savage evened the score. Robert Esche made 31 saves.
2006 -- March 21 -- Antero Niittymaki made 21 saves and Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble each had two points in a 2-1 home win.
2006 -- April 1 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly.
2006 -- April 13 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves in NJ's 4-1 home win. Zach Parise scored twice and Brian Gionta had three assists.
2006 -- April 16 -- Patrik Elias scored tiwce and Martin Brodeur made 25 saves in NJ's 5-1 home win.
2006 -- October 14 -- Brian Gionta scored in the third period to lift NJ to a 3-2 home win.
2006 -- December 2 -- NJ won the shootout 2-0 and the game 4-3 in Philly. Brad Lukowich scored a SHG with 2:12 left in regulation to even the game 3-3. Todd Fedoruk had a goal and an assist in his first game back with the Flyers.
2006 -- December 8 -- Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and NJ scored twice on the PP in a 2-0 home win.
2007 -- January 20 -- Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead NJ to a 4-3 Saturday afternoon home win. Kyle Calder and Simon Gagne gave the Flyers one-goal leads in the third period. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves.
2007 -- February 1 -- Rookie Alexandre Picard had five assists which set Flyers' team records for most assists by a rookie in a game and by a defenseman in a game. The Devils prevailed 6-5 in OT as Zach Parise knotted the score at 5-5 with 31.8 seconds to play in the third period and Brad Lukowich scored the GWG with 49.5 seconds remaining in OT. The Flyers owned a 9-2 shot edge in the extra period. Picard played a game-high 32:42.
2007 -- March 6 -- In Martin Biron's home debut with the Flyers, Simon Gagne scored 1:47 into OT to give the Flyers a 5-4 win, snapping an 8-game (0-5-3) skid to the Devils. Gagne's goal was his 13th against Martin Brodeur, the most he has scored against any goalie. New Jersey blew three one-goal leads but tied the score 4-4 with 5:35 to play in regulation. The Flyers outshot NJ 44-41.
2007 -- March 30 -- NJ won 3-1 at home as they outshot Philly 24-15 including 9-2 in the third period. The Devils scored twice in the last 1:20 of the second period including the second goal which came with 10 seconds left.
2007 -- April 5 -- With the Devils' 3-2 triumph, Martin Brodeur won for the 48th time to break Bernie Parent's NHL record for most victories by a goalie in one season. Brodeur made 34 saves. Jim Dowd's SHG midway in the third period turned out to be the GWG for the Devils.
2007 -- October 18 -- Martin Biron stopped all 38 shots in a 4-0 victory for the Flyers. The Flyers scored three goals in seven minutes of the second period. The Devils held a 15-2 shot advantage after the scoreless first period. Zach Parise (8), Paul Martin (6) and Brian Gionta (5) had 19 shots in the loss. Martin Brodeur gave up four goals on just 18 shots.
2007 -- November 8 -- NJ scored three times in the last 5:32 of the first period, the first two within 18 seconds and the last two by Dainius Zubrus. The Devils outshot the Flyers 39-14. Antero Niittymaki stopped all 24 shots in relief of Martin Biron. The Flyers played the last game of an eight-game road trip.
2007 -- November 17 -- Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and became the second NHL goalie (Patrick Roy) to win 500 games as the Devils won 6-2 in Philly. Brodeur improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers.
2007 -- December 16 -- John Madden scored twice in the Devils' 4-2 home win. Madden's second goal gave the Devils a 2-1 lead midway in the middle period and it came 40 seconds after Martin Brodeur stopped Danny Briere on a penalty shot. NJ outshot Philly 38-31.
2008 -- January 4 -- Martin Brodeur stopped 36 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. Brodeur had his 96th career shutout and the Devils won for the 11th straight home game in this series. Brodeur beat the Flyers for the 40th time in his 515 career victories. After the game, Travis Zajac said "I guess I got close to (Derian Hatcher) him and he bit me." Hatcher countered by saying "He got his glove on my tooth, almost pulled it out. It's all sore."
2008 -- January 22 -- Johnny Oduya had four (1-3-4) points and NJ won 7-3 in Philly. NJ led 5-3 after two periods with all but one goal scored via the PP, the last coming off the stick of Jeff Carter with 7.7 seconds left in the middle period. The Devils went 5-for-8 on the PP. Patrik Elias and Zach Parise each scored twice. The Flyers entered the game with a 10-1-2 mark in their prior 13 contests.
2008 -- March 28 -- The Devils won 5-4 in a shootout for their 12th (9-0-2-1) straight home win against Philly. The Devils won the SO 3-2 (three shots apiece). Mike Knuble scored with 56 seconds left in regulation to send the game into OT and give the Flyers a much needed point in the standings.
2008 -- April 4 -- In perhaps their most important game of the 2007-08 regular season, the Flyers defeated the Devils 3-0 in Philly. Martin Biron made 22 saves in the shutout victory, the Devils 11th of the season. R.J. Umberger scored in the first period and that held up until Scottie Upshall and Joffrey Lupul scored 37 seconds apart midway in the third period, goals that drove Martin Brodeur from the net. Prior to the game, Mike Knuble "implore(d)" Flyers' fan to show up early for the game due to its significance. Lauren Hart shared a duet with the late Kate Smith on "God Bless America" and the tone was set at the Wachovia Center.
2008 -- October 24 -- The Flyers won for the first time this season (0-3-3 start) and also ended a 12-game skid in regular season games at New Jersey with a 6-3 victory. Mike Richards (0-4-4) and Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) led the offense while Martin Biron settled down after a shaky start and was a perfect 14-for-14 in the final period. The Devils took a 3-2 lead with 19 seconds to play in the first period but the Flyers scored twice in the second period, a Simon Gagne PPG and a Hartnell goal five minutes later, and then Philly added two third period goals including an ENG.
2008 -- October 25 -- The Flyers swept the home-and-home series with a rousing 3-2 OT win at home. Jeff Carter scored 3:44 seconds into overtime and Martin Biron made 29 saves to propel the Flyers. The winning tally came seconds after a fan tossed a smoke bomb onto the ice, delaying the game for about five minutes after a review of a possible goal by Simon Gagne was overturned. Two fights broke out simultaneously at 3:15 of the middle period. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond fought Riley Cote while Mike Rupp and Arron Asham exchanged pleasantries. Because the latter fight started moments later, Rupp and Asham were tossed from the contest for being involved in a second altercation.
Eminger and Alberts pair scare the **** out of me.
I hear ya on that one..although, I think Eminger played pretty well tonight, and I think that overall, he has been stronger these last few games than he was the first few games.
I do think it's important to note, though, that Eminger is definitely not getting much help spending a lot of his time playing with Alberts. I can think of two times tonight off the top of my head where Eminger wound up making a bad play, but the situation had been created as a result of Alberts putting him in a bad spot. Hopefully, Eminger continues to improve his play and we eventually find him a partner that can make him look like a better player than he is, rather than worse. Someone who will do more covering up of his deficiencies, rather than exposing them.
Did Powe play yesterday on Line 1? If so, how'd he look?
He played on the fourth line, with Cote and Asham. Of course, he didn't play a whole lot, 7:01 of ice time...but he seemed to do a pretty good job when he was out there. I can't recall him doing anything particularly great, but more importantly...I don't recall him doing anything particularly bad. So, thumbs up for Powe. Quite frankly, while I liked seeing Ross get a shot, I don't at all mind seeing Powe playing on the fourth line rather than him. Powe is more of a fourth liner to me than Ross is.
Eminger has looked decent the last few games. Nothing great, but nothing terrible either. All I know is, I wish we had Hatch back there to pair with him. I think Hatch could tutor him just like he did with Cobourn. He's got the size/speed/stength etc. He just seems uncomfortable.
Alberts has been shakey, he handles the puck like it's a grenade. Hopefully he settles down as he gets used to the new team.
Nodl looks solid out there, nothing spectacular but he back checks hard and wins a lot of pucks along the glass. He seems to fit well with Carter/Upshall.
I like Powe on the 4th line, he hustles and hits everything he can. Seems pretty good defensively as well.
However, plugging Glen Metropolit into the top line center position between Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne just might turn the trick - at least until Briere returns healthy.
See, Metropolit is a defense first guy who will allow Gagne and Knuble to take a few more chances on the offensive end without having to worry about being the first forward back defensively.
But, he's also a refreshing change of pace in the faceoff circle where the Flyers have been woeful this season. Against New Jersey, Mike Richards only won 39 percent of his draws and Jeff Carter only 31 percent of his.
Meanwhile Metropolit clicked on 57 percent of his draws, and really played strong on the forecheck, especially in the second period of Friday's 6-3 win over the Devils.
This afternoon would be a huge win. 6 points out of 8 from the Sharks and Devils is something I think we would have signed up for at the start of the season.
I do not think Langenbrunner will play and Holik & Rolston already out. Flyers should jump them playing our physical brand of hockey like Upshall if everyone plays like Upshall on forecheck we will score a lot of goals.
I really want to see Richards going after Parise.
I also think Carter can throw Ovechkin like thundering checks. Jeff has speed and can catch pretty much any Devil. Do not go after White go after Martin and Green.