Johan Hedberg (5-10-1) for the New Jersey Devils vs. Brian Boucher (11-5-2) for the FLYERS
– Henrik Tallinder scores through a screen just over five minutes into the game to put the suddenly red-hot Devils in front 1-0.
– Patrik Elias nets his 11th of the season through Brian Boucher’s five-hole. Mike Fayne and Brian Rolston picked up the assists.
– James van Riemsdyk (12) redirects a Claude Giroux centering pass to pull the Flyers within one with less than a minute left in the period. Mike Richards with the other assist.
– After the Flyers desperately pulled Brian Boucher in favor of the extra attacker, Patrik Elias slipped past the Flyers defense and deposited the puck into the empty net, giving the Devils an insurmountable 3-1 lead with less than a minute left.
Devils 3, Flyers 1
Flyers were 0 for 3 on the PP, Devils were 1 for 4.
Shots were 27-22 in favor of the Flyers.