The New Jersey Devils head down to Philadelphia with a three-game losing streak, looking for their first win within the Atlantic Division. A matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers might extend that streak.
New Jersey and Philadelphia face off at 7 p.m. tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. The game can be seen on MSG Plus.
The Toronto Maple Leafs extended the Devils losing streak to three last night with a 5-3 win at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur returned from a shoulder injury, allowing five goals on 23 shots. Joffrey Lupul recorded his first hat trick since 2007, and Phil Kessel recorded two assists.
In all three losses, the Devils allowed three goals or more. They've been outscored 13-7 during their losing streak.
Devils coach Peter DeBoer acknowledged how tough it will be to beat the Flyers.
"A huge challenge," he told Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record. "There's no easy games in this league and we've got to get out of this right away."
Philadelphia enters the game with two straight wins. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, last night at the Wells Fargo Center. They lost center Danny Briere, who has four goals and six assists on the season. Picking up the slack has been Claude Giroux, who leads the team with 16 points.
Philadelphia blanked New Jersey, 3-0, in their first meeting of the season on October 8. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 20 shots for his first win as a Philadelphia Flyer.
The Flyers have dominated the Devils on home ice, going 10-1-1 in their past 12 games against New Jersey. Johan Hedberg, who will start tonight's game, has won his last two decisions against Philadelphia.