For the third time in less than three weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils face off against one another in an important Metropolitan Division clash Thursday night at the Prudential Center.
New Jersey is tied for third in the Metro with Philadelphia two points behind.
The Flyers won the first two meetings this season, beating the Devils 5-3 in New Jersey on Jan. 13 and 3-1 in Philadelphia seven days later. Sean Couturier scored twice for the Flyers in the first victory and Travis Konecny scored once in each win.
However, the Flyers arrive in Newark losers of two straight -- one loss before the All-Star break and one after, a 5-3 road loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday evening. The Flyers led 2-0 after one period, but surrendered five straight goals.
Goaltender Michal Neuvirth did not finish, replaced by rookie Alex Lyon who stopped all five shots he faced in his NHL debut. << Read more
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