Devils drop Flyers, set club mark for consecutive road wins

Devils drop Flyers, set club mark for consecutive road wins

PHILADELPHIA — Jack Hughes, Dawson Mercer and Fabian Zetterlund scored, and the New Jersey Devils set a membership document with their eleventh straight highway victory, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday night time.

Miles Wooden added two assists for the Devils, who’re a win away from tying the NHL document for consecutive highway victories. New Jersey misplaced its first highway recreation of the season, on the Flyers on Oct. 13, and hasn’t dropped one away from dwelling since. The Devils’ subsequent highway recreation is Dec. 12 on the Rangers.

“I believe that’s a giant accomplishment,” Mercer stated. “Highway video games are arduous, and to return away with that many it’s a particular factor.”

The Devils, who not too long ago had a 13-game profitable streak, have received 4 of 5 and 17 of 19 general. New Jersey managed to proceed its surge regardless of being outplayed for the primary two durations.

“It actually was a problem,” New Jersey coach Lindy Ruff stated. “I believed as a crew we have been flat. We had no one that was carrying the play and skating properly. We dug slightly deep and initially of the third, and we created slightly vitality. We discovered a solution to win.”

Travis Konecny and Lukas Sedlak scored for the Flyers, who’ve misplaced 12 of 13.

Fabian Zetterlund of the Devils celebrates his second interval objective with teammates Miles Wooden and Michael McLeod (left) towards the Flyers at Wells Fargo Middle on Saturday.NHLI by way of Getty Photos

“I don’t suppose we had many lapses tonight,” Flyers coach John Tortorella stated.

Tortorella bought testy with a second query about whether or not he favored the crew’s effort. He tersely responded, “Sure. You’re asking me dumb questions.” Then, he left the interview room.

The Devils caught a break on Mercer’s objective that broke a 1-all tie 1:49 into the third. Flyers goalie Carter Hart went to play the puck behind the online after New Jersey dumped it into the zone. However Hart waited too lengthy and handed it to Wooden. The puck deflected off Wooden to Mercer, who put it on his forehand and scored right into a wide-open, vacated web.

“Me and (Wooden) did a great job on that and that ended up giving us good begin to the third interval and provides us some life,” Mercer stated.

Hart stated there was a miscommunication with defenseman Nick Seeler.

“I’ve bought to be higher,” Hart stated.

Hughes scored a extra standard objective with 13:04 remaining to present the Devils a 3-1 lead. He maneuvered his method in shut, shot off Hart’s masks with a backhand attempt to completed the rebound on the forehand for his team-leading thirteenth objective and twenty ninth level. The tally gave him six objectives and two assists throughout a five-game factors streak.

Sedlak notched his third of the season on a slap shot with 4:48 left.

Philadelphia thought it had tied it simply 38 seconds later when Joel Farabee’s backhander crossed the objective line, however the objective was waived off as a result of Morgan Frost interfered with Devils goalie Akira Schmid.

And the Devils held on, regardless of not having their finest efficiency.

“We’ve bought a methods to go but as a crew,” Ruff stated. “We weren’t very snug. You take a look at among the performs that have been a scarcity of composure, even late. It’s important to make a play underneath duress and we didn’t, so it simply tells me we nonetheless have work to do as a crew.”

Regardless of Philadelphia dominating play, New Jersey bought on the board first when Zetterlund scored from shut vary 6:01 into the second interval. It was simply the fifth shot of the competition and first of the second interval for the Devils, who had allowed 17 Philadelphia pictures to that time. After Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov turned the puck over behind the online, Wooden handed in entrance to Zetterlund, who beat Hart for his fifth of the season.

The Flyers evened the rating 1:40 later when Konecny completed a ravishing tic-tac-toe passing play with Noah Cates and Kevin Hayes on the facility play, scoring on a wrist shot previous Schmid’s blocker facet. The objective snapped an 0-for-20 skid on the man-advantage for Philadelphia, which entered changing at a league-worst 13.3%.

Philadelphia continued to play a powerful all-around recreation all through the second interval and entered the third outshooting the Devils 24-12. However scoring continued to be an issue for the Flyers, who’re a minus-23 in objective differential.

Schmid, enjoying in his fifth recreation of the season and the eleventh of his profession, made 31 saves to enhance to 5-0. He was 0-4 in six contests final yr.

The 2000-01 Devils had the highway profitable streak document for the membership. Detroit and Minnesota maintain the NHL document. Detroit received 12 straight on the highway throughout the 2005-06 season, and Minnesota matched the feat in 2014-15. … Wooden returned to the lineup after lacking Thursday’s 4-3 time beyond regulation loss to Nashville with an sickness.

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