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New Jersey 6, Philadelphia 4
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Referees: Pierre Lambert, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Ryan Galloway, James Tobias
Attendance: 3600

Pavel Zacha and Connor Carrick each had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday in Newark, N.J.

Nico Hischier, Miles Wood, Yegor Sharangovich and Mikhail Maltsev each scored a goal for the Devils (15-27-7, 37 points).

Jack Hughes, Ty Smith and Mike McLeod contributed two assists apiece as the Devils won at home for just the fifth time in 25 tries this season. New Jersey had been 0-9-1 in its past 10 games overall.

Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood made 26 saves.

Oskar Lindblom, Philippe Myers, Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier were the goal-scorers for the Flyers (22-20-7, 51 points), who lost for the fourth time in six games.

Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 21 shots.

The Devils pulled ahead 1-0 at 18:45 of the first period when Hischier scored on a power play.

New Jersey scored again at 2:20 of the second when Zacha connected on another man advantage for a 2-0 lead. The Devils entered the game 1-for-27 on the power play but scored on their only two opportunities Tuesday.

The Devils stayed aggressive and led 3-0 at 5:14 of the second when Wood scored through traffic in front for his 17th goal of the season.

The Flyers responded immediately as Lindblom pounced on a rebound and cut the deficit to 3-1 just 15 seconds later.

After the Devils had a potential fourth goal reviewed and then disallowed at 10:31, the Flyers came back with a flurry of shots to shift momentum.

Philadelphia was aggressive early in the third and closed within 3-2 when Myers fired a wrist shot past Blackwood at 2:24. Giroux then tied the game at 3 at 3:34 with his third goal in two games.

Carrick recorded his first goal of the season from a tough angle on the wing for a 4-3 Devils advantage at 8:04.

The Flyers equalized at 4 when Couturier scored as the puck deflected off Blackwood's mask and into the net at 12:25.

The Devils regained the lead 11 seconds later, 5-4, when Sharangovich found a loose puck in front and scored.

Elliott was pulled for an extra skater with 2:35 left, and Couturier was denied on a solid scoring chance 39 seconds later.

Maltsev then put the game with an empty-net goal with two seconds to go.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   New Jersey
Claude Giroux 1 Points Connor Carrick 2
Claude Giroux 1 Goals Connor Carrick 1
Jackson Cates 1 Assists Jack Hughes 2
N/A Power Play Goals Pavel Zacha 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .808 Save Percentage Mackenzie Blackwood .867
Brian Elliott 21 Saves Mackenzie Blackwood 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 30 4 0-2 0-2 9 34
New Jersey 27 6 2-2 2-2 9 27
Upcoming Games
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Devils have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .294 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Flyers have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .538 after a loss.