Sislo, Schneider lead Devils past Flyers

NHL.com | Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 1:48 AM

Mike Sislo scored what proved to be the game-winner at 7:34 of the third period and Cory Schneider made 22 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky opened the scoring at 6:37 of the first period, dancing around Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson and evading goalie Ray Emery before backhanding the puck in from behind the goal line. Sislo scored a similar goal when he beat Andrej Meszaros and beat Emery low on his stick side.

The Flyers got within 2-1 when defenseman Kimmo Timonen scored on the power play at 18:29 of the third period, ending Schneider's preseason scoreless streak at 158:22.

"What do you say?" Devils coach Pete DeBoer asked. "Just solid, confident and he gives our team that feeling when he's in there."

Schneider, who shut out the New York Islanders 3-0 on Saturday night, said he got plenty of help.

"I thought our team did a great job blocking shots," he said. "Some of the guys were blocking shots like it was April. It was great to see."

Emery made 17 saves for Philadelphia, which had captain Claude Giroux in the lineup for the first time in the preseason after he had finger surgery on Aug. 15 following a fluke accident while playing golf. He played 22:04, won nine of 11 faceoffs and assisted on Timonen's goal.

"As the game went on, it felt better," Giroux said.

Flyers forward Jakub Voracek left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return. Voracek was hooked by Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador on a second-period breakaway, and his lower back collided with the post. He was awarded a penalty shot, but slid the puck wide against Schneider and left for the dressing room shortly afterward. Vincent Lecavalier took Voracek's spot on the first line. The Flyers said after the game that the injury was not serious and that he will be evaluated on Wednesday.

Voracek led the Flyers last season with 22 goals and 46 points in 48 games.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
06:37NJD Marek Zidlicky (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryane Clowe (1), Patrik Elias (1) 1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
3rd Period
07:34NJD Mike Sislo (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Rod Pelley (1), Jacob Josefson (1) 2 - 0 NJD
18:29PHI PPG - Kimmo Timonen (1) Slapshot - ASST: Claude Giroux (1), Vincent Lecavalier (1) 2 - 1 NJD
Three Stars of the Game
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .957
Marek Zidlicky
Marek Zidlicky
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:36
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
SA: 19TOI: 58:12
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .895
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:01PHI Andrej Meszaros  Hooking  - 2 min against  Rod Pelley
03:09PHI Sean Couturier  Tripping  - 2 min against  Peter Harrold
2nd Period
02:24NJD Mark Fayne  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Claude Giroux
07:05NJD Bryce Salvador  PS-Hooking on breakaway  - 0 min against  Jakub Voracek
18:43NJD Tim Sestito  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
3rd Period
09:53NJD Damien Brunner  Hooking  - 2 min against  Scott Laughton
12:17PHI Jay Rosehill  Interference  - 2 min against  Damien Brunner
18:08NJD Damien Brunner  Hooking  - 2 min against  Michael Raffl
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/31/4
Faceoff Wins2028
Blocked Shots158
Penalty Minutes86
2M. ZidlickyD1015019:36
7M. FayneD0002220:28
10P. HarroldD0012018:21
11S. GiontaC0000014:13
12D. BrunnerR0012418:47
16J. JosefsonC0112016:25
19T. ZajacC0000020:58
23T. SestitoL0000010:26
24B. SalvadorD0010024:24
25R. OleszL0001018:17
26P. EliasC0111017:56
28A. VolchenkovD0011017:10
29R. CloweL0110018:03
34J. MerrillD0000017:04
45C. JanssenR000009:06
48R. PelleyC0111010:33
49S. MatteauC000006:51
56M. SisloR1012015:01
35C. Schneider2223.95760:00
40K. Kinkaid00.0000:00
5B. CoburnD0000017:18
8N. GrossmannD0001015:07
10B. SchennC00-11016:30
12M. RafflL00-10013:27
14S. CouturierC0000217:28
18A. HallR000209:03
19S. HartnellL00-11018:43
21S. LaughtonC0000012:00
24M. ReadR0002020:29
25M. TalbotC00-12016:11
26E. GustafssonD00-12019:02
28C. GirouxC0102022:04
32M. StreitD00-11023:57
37J. RosehillL000128:29
40V. LecavalierC01-20017:46
41A. MeszarosD00-12217:01
44K. TimonenD10-14020:46
93J. VoracekR0002010:27
29R. Emery1719.89558:12
35S. Mason00.0000:00