Philadelphia at New Jersey

Flyers bounce back from blowout by shutting out Devils


NEWARK, N.J. -- After being embarrassed by Washington at home just 24 hours earlier, the Philadelphia Flyers found a way to gut out a win on the road, edging the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Saturday.

Brayden Schenn deflected an Andrej Meszaros shot past New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in the first period and goaltender Ray Emery made 14 saves, as last-place Philadelphia perhaps authored its most complete effort of the season.

"It was a shot by [Wayne Simmonds] there. He tried to get it to the net but the puck bounced to Meszaros," Schenn said. "I just stopped in front of the net and was at the right place at the right time and was able to get a stick on the puck."

The fight-filled 7-0 loss to the Capitals may have just sparked a lifeless team, as Philadelphia peppered Brodeur, starting his season-high third consecutive game, and dominated long stretches of play. Brodeur finished with 20 saves.

New Jersey came up empty on five power-play opportunities, including two in the third period. Emery, who gave up four goals on 15 shots and fought Washington's Braden Holtby a night before, recorded his 15th career shutout.

"It's just important to have a bounce-back effort after last night, I think. It really was a complete team game from start to finish," Emery said. "The most encouraging thing was the third period where we really took it to them.

"They didn't get anything. They got two shots. We needed that after last night."

New Jersey's Jaromir Jagr drew the last penalty and finished with 25 shifts in an effort that wasn't matched by his teammates. Jagr and Brodeur, both 41, were the Devils' best players on a night that saw a modest two-game winning streak end.

On Friday, Emery received the highest total of 29 penalty minutes. He was charged with leaving the goal crease, instigating a fight, and fighting. He was also ejected from the game.

In the melee, a total of 114 penalty minutes were handed out. A night later, the Flyers didn't have a single fight, as they engineered just their fourth win of the season.

New Jersey played without Patrik Elias, who was scratched with an upper body injury.


The NHL did not suspend Emery for his actions in Friday's brawl. ... Devils F Mattias Tedenby played in place of Elias.. The Flyers announced that F Steve Downie would be released from the hospital on Sunday. Downie is out indefinitely with a concussion.. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said F Vincent Lecavalier will play Tuesday in Carolina after being listed as day-to-day with facial contusions.. New Jersey G Keith Kinkaid backed up Brodeur for the third consecutive game, as Cory Schneider continues his stint on the IR with a lower-body injury.

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The Flyers come out with a passion to pull off a hard-fought, 1-0 win over the Devils in New Jersey.  (USATSI)
The Flyers come out with a passion to pull off a hard-fought, 1-0 win over the Devils in New Jersey. (USATSI)
Philadelphia  (4-9-0) «1001
New Jersey (3-6-4)0000
Three Stars
R. Emery

Saves: 14
Save Pct.: 1.000
B. Schenn

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
M. Brodeur

Saves: 20
Save Pct.: .952

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Scoring Summary
14:29 - Brayden Schenn (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Meszaros, Simmonds
Penalty Summary
05:23Read, 2 min, Slashing
09:18Gelinas, 2 min, Roughing
15:08Zubrus, 2 min, Slashing
16:19Read, 2 min, Tripping
19:21Read, 2 min, Charging
11:27Volchenkov, 2 min, Holding
03:59Jagr, 2 min, Hooking
09:33Gill, 2 min, Holding
15:02Simmonds, 2 min, High sticking
19:28Zubrus, 2 min, Hooking
Shots On Goal
Ray Emery59:10140
Martin Brodeur58:55201
Game Information
Attendance - 13705
Referees - Rob Martell, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen - Brad Kovachik, Tim Nowak
Other Games
Chi 5 Final
Wpg 1
Nash 4 Final
LA 3
Tor 0 Final
Van 4
Car 1 Final
Bos 1 Final
Ana 6 Final
Buf 3
StL 2 Final
TB 4
Fla 2 Final
Wash 3
Pitt 3 Final
Colu 0
Det 5 Final
Edm 0
Mon 1 Final
Colo 4
Pho 3 Final
SJ 2