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Flyers-Devils Preview

Wednesday, 11.30.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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The New Jersey Devils appear to have snapped out of their early-season slump. Right wing Brian Gionta has played a large role in that.

Red-hot Gionta look to help the Devils extend their season-high three-game win streak when they visit the Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia Flyers.

Gionta scored in the second period of New Jersey's 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, his fifth straight game with a goal. He has six goals and four assists in his last five games, and 11 goals in his past 12 contests.

Gionta recorded career highs of 21 goals and 29 points in 2003-04. He leads the team with 16 goals and 27 points already this season.

New Jersey, which opened this season 6-7-2, has won six of eight. It has outscored opponents 16-5 during its current three-game streak.

Alexander Mogilny scored the game-winning goal with 32 seconds left Tuesday, and Jay Pandolfo also scored for the Devils.

"Basically, I want to try and hit the net," Mogilny said. "You don't want to get greedy. You want to put the puck through. A lot times when you try to get cute, nothing happens."

Defenseman Vladimir Malakhov, who left practice early Monday because he was ill, missed the game and was replaced by Sean Brown, who had been scratched the two previous games.

The Flyers won their third straight road game Tuesday, rallying for a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Simon Gagne scored his NHL-leading 22nd and 23rd goals, including the game-winner with 7:13 left. He also assisted on Joni Pitkanen's second-period goal.

Eighteen of Gagne's goals have come off assists from star center Peter Forsberg, who missed his second straight game with a groin injury and isn't expected to play Wednesday.

"Peter is very helpful when he is on the ice with me," said Gagne, who has seven multiple-goal games this season in only 23 contests. "Right now he's not here so maybe I have to give it a little bit more if I'm going to have a chance to score."

Robert Esche stopped 20 shots and allowed fewer than four goals for the first time in five games. He had dropped three straight decisions and didn't play in four of Philadelphia's previous six contests.

Philadelphia has lost four in a row at home (0-2-2) after winning nine straight at the Wachovia Center.

STANDINGS (through Nov. 29): Devils - 26 points, 3rd place, 9 PB, Atlantic Division. Flyers - 31 points, 2nd place, 4 PB, Atlantic Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Devils - Gionta, 16 goals and 27 points; Scott Gomez, 14 assists; Jamie Langenbrunner, 30 PIM. Flyers - Gagne, 23 goals; Forsberg, 31 assists and 39 points; Pitkanen, 38 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Nov. 29): Devils - Power play: 20.9 percent (28 for 134), 7th in NHL. Penalty killing: 84.3 percent (97 for 115), tied for 6th. Flyers - Power play: 21 percent (32 for 152), 6th. Penalty killing: 75.1 percent (109 for 145), 30th.

GOALTENDERS: Devils - Martin Brodeur (10-7-0, 3.20 GAA); Scott Clemmensen (2-2-2, 3.32). Flyers - Esche (9-4-2, 3.33); Antero Niittymaki (5-2-1, 3.46).

SEASON SERIES: Flyers, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Oct. 7; Flyers, 5-2. At Philadelphia, Gagne scored two goals in a span of nine minutes in the second period.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Devils - 5-5-1 on the road; Flyers - 9-3-2 at home.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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