Flyers gut out a 5-3 win. The struggling Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-1) roughed a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils (3-2-1) on Tuesday evening. Philly went up the New Jersey turnpike in hopes of stopping the oil leaks they have suffered.
A few items that they hoped to fix may have been, for now, rectified. The Flyguys finally outshot someone, 30-26 and the power play was firing on all cylinders. James Van Riemsdyk (2g) lit the lamp on two Man up tallies to give Philly a 2-0 lead.
The Flyers have lately been deviled and this was no exception when Michael McLeod and Travis Zajac got things even. Would Philly give up the game or find a way to pull it out?
Claude Giroux (2a) set up Nolan Patrick (1g) for a sweet 21-foot wrister that got past Devil netminder, Scott Wedgewood, and Philly had a lead. Joel Farabee quickly doubled the advantage before New Jersey chipped away to get it interesting. Ivan Provorov found the empty cage to bring the final to 5-3.
Claude Giroux was a factor and JVR grabbed a share the NHL goal scoring lead. Brian “Moose” Elliott had his 93:10 scoreless streak snapped. For the first game in the young season, team Philadelphia skated away with the edge in shots in goal, 30-26. The same two teams go at it again on Thursday.
Flyers gut out a 5-3 win. For more Flyers coverage click here.
Watch the Broad Street Bully Podcast this Sunday with special guest.
The guys have former longtime Flyers equipment manage Derek Settlemyre to discuss his career, the Flyers, and his new podcast venture with former Flyer Riley Cote.
Sunday at 1PM Live