FLYERS-DEVILS' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' W-L-OTL record this season is 2-0-1.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against this franchise is 103-81-18-10 including 64-28-10-5 at home and 39-53-8-5 away.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. New Jersey is 75-78-15-10 including 47-28-9-5 at home and 28-50-6-5 away.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. Kansas City was 9-0-1-0 including 5-0-0-0 at home and 4-0-1-0 away.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. Colorado was 19-4-2-0 including 12-0-1-0 at home and 7-4-1-0 away.
The Flyers' W-L-OTL record is 11-3-2 in the last 16 regular season games.
The Flyers' W-L-OTL record is 8-1-2 in the last 11 regular season home games.
The Flyers' W-L-OTL record at the Prudential Center is 8-7-3 (including 2-1 in the POs).
The Flyers are 4-10 in OTs and 0-6 in SOs in the last 20 regular season games decided in an OT or SO.
The Flyers are 15-10 (7-6 home, 8-4 away) in 25 PO games.
The Flyers are 3-2 in 5 PO series (won 2-0 in 1978, 4-1 in 2004 and 4-1 in 2010; lost 4-2 in 1995 and 4-3 in 2000).
Apr. 13, 1997 -- Trent Klatt's PPG with 1:34 to play completed an impressive rally as the Flyers recorded a 5-4 home win in the regular season finale. The Flyers trailed 4-1 with about 14 minutes remaining. Goals by Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) got Philly to within 4-3 then John LeClair's 50th goal tied the score with 4:07 to play. The Flyers out-scored NJ 4-0 and held a 15-6 shots advantage in the third period. Garth Snow (9 saves, 9 shots) replaced Ron Hextall (7 saves, 11 shots) at the 13:54 mark of the second period and shut out NJ the rest of the game. John MacLean (2-2-4) had four points and Mike Dunham made 33 saves. The Devils lost Dave Andreychuk with a fractured left ankle (he played in just one PO game) while being hooked by Janne Niinimaa; NJ made it 4-1 during that PP.
FLYERS-DEVILS' 2010-11 SEASON SERIES:
November 27, 2010 -- Travis Zajac scored the SO winner (2-1) in NJ's 2-1 home win. The Flyers led the shootout 1-0 when Nikolay Zherdev scored in the third round but Jason Arnott tied it. Johan Hedberg made 40 saves and was 3-for-4 in the shootout and was selected the game's top star. Danny Briere tied the game with a PPG midway in the third period. Philly held a 41-25 shots advantage including 28-11 combined in the second and third periods. The game totalled 10 PIMs. It was the second straight shootout loss for the Flyers in as many days leading Blair Betts to say “You can feel it (lack of passion). The atmosphere was light and there wasn’t enough emotion or intensity, even before we went on the ice. You kind of felt it yesterday against Calgary and it’s something we have to fix.” Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30S83syc1ds
December 4, 2010 --Mike Richards (1-1-2, +3), who scored the tie-breaking goal 3:37 into the third period, and Jeff Carter (1-2-3) were the game's top two stars in Philly's 5-3 home win. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves including a key stop on Ilya Kovalchuk's breakaway with the score tied 2-2. Kovalchuk earlier scored his second goal in the past 17 games. The Devils' PP was 1-for-43 on the road but went 2-for-3 in this game including making the score 4-3 with 44 seconds to play. The Flyers' struggling PP went 0-for-3 and fell into a 2-for-41 slump. Philly dominated the second period 14-4 on shots and scored the lone goal to tie the game 2-2. In the third, the Flyers scored three times including Carter's ENG. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDtKOLfVz7I
January 6, 2011 -- The line of Danny Briere (2-0-2), who scored twice in the third period, Scott Hartnell (2-0-2), who scored twice in the second period, and Ville Leino (0-3-3) who had a career-high three assists, combined for seven points and were named the top three stars in the Flyers' 4-2 win at N.J. Hartnell's second goal tied the game 2-2 with 1:06 remaining in the middle period. David Clarkson gave the Devils a 2-1 lead with 2:20 left in the second period, a goal confirmed by video replay after play had continued. Matt Carle added two assists. Brian Boucher made 18 saves and improved to 8-1-1, with a 2.07 GAA and .929 save percentage in his last 10 starts. Each team had 20 shots, Philly had a 7-2 advantage in the second period and the Devils had an 11-6 edge in the third period despite being out-scored 2-0. The Flyers had just two PIMs while the Devils had eight. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgLr0HOwMPU
January 8, 2011 -- Brian Boucher made 34 saves and backed the Flyers to a home-and-home sweep with a 2-1 win in Philadelphia. James van Riemsdyk, the game's top star, and Danny Briere (PPG) scored first period goals. Johan Hedberg (8 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Martin Brodeur who was a perfect 19-for-19 and earned second star status. New Jersey lost its 11th straight road game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61bBvAkYLo
January 22, 2011 -- Johan Hedberg made 26 saves and Patrik Elias scored twice in N.J.'s 3-1 home win. Henrik Tallinder (1-1-2), who made it 1-0, and Brian Rolston (0-2-2) also had two points. The Devils led 2-0 after the first period and outshot Philly 10-5. JVR scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. Elias added an ENG. The Devils entered the game with the NHL's worst record (14-29-3), but 4-0-1 in the last five, while the Flyers' led the NHL with a 31-11-5 mark. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz1RYsykhqs
April 1, 2011 -- Patrik Elias (3-0-3) scored his eighth career hat trick, Brian Rolston (0-3-3) assisted on each goal and Johan Hedberg made 34 saves in NJ's 4-2 home win. Elias scored twice in the second period in under two minutes, the second which came on the Flyers' lone PP opportunity. Nick Palmieri scored the GWG midway through the third period when Ilya Kovalchuk's pass deflected off his skate. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXuu-XVt1hE
FLYERS-DEVILS' 2011-12 SEASON SERIES:
October 8, 2011 -- Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 20 shots and backed the Flyers to a 3-0 win at N.J., the team's first regular season shutout since April 6, 2010 (a 2-0 win by Brian Boucher in Toronto). Claude Giroux scored in the opening period then Matt Read and Wayne Simmons added early third period goals. The Flyers dominated the third period, 9-3 in shots and scored twice. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on PPs but were a perfect 5-for-5 on PKs. Simmonds beat David Clarkson in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGBlXpfJmtQ ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlG3UXntqs
November 3, 2011 -- Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored in the shootout (2-1) and John Hedberg made 20 saves in NJ's 4-3 win at Philly. Danny Briere scored the lone shootout goal for the Flyers, one that was reviewed to determine if he continued puck movement through the play. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves. Zac Rinaldo's first NHL goal and Claude Giroux's score about six minutes later gave Philly a 2-0 lead 8:08 into the second period. Parise and Adam Henrique (1-1-2), his first NHL goal, tied it 11:57 into the second period. NJ held a 21-9 shots advantage in the second period and 39-23 in the game. Max Talbot's penalty shot goal made it 3-2 in the third period. David Clarkson tied it 3-3 with 7:35 left off a turnover in the Flyers' zone. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OgG5TabYmM
January 21, 2012 -- Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) and Wayne Simmonds (1-2-3) led the offense and Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 win at NJ. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-5 with Hartnell scoring both goals. Simmons' ENG, with 2:22 remaining, finished the scoring. NJ was 0-for-6 on PPs. Alexei Ponikarovsky, acquired the prior night, scored NJ's lone goal 28 seconds after the Flyers took a 2-0 lead and ended a 17-game scoring drought. The Flyers lost Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere and Zac Rinaldo to injuries.
Nice bounce back game is what i'm looking for. Sure a win would be great but in all honesty after last nights game i just want to see them play a good all around game. specifically i think they need to concentrate on team def. we can talk all we want about the d-corps but the forwards have not been doing enough on the back check. Go Flyers!!
why make any changes when something is clearly not working at the moment..
things like this make me /facepalm at Lavi.
seriously why not try rotating some different players onto that top line for a few games and see what happens
Cause he can't just keep changing things the second they don't work. If that happens then lines will never stay intact. Relax, plus I'm sure the coaching staff knows how to run a team better than we do.