Welcome to the Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Facebook of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Twitter of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Instagram of the Philadelphia Flyers Official LinkedIn of the Philadelphia Flyers Official DeskSite of the Philadelphia Flyers Flyer Wire
New Jersey

Game Recap

Biron Stops 38 in 4-0 Shutout Over Devils

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Joe Siville - philadelphiaflyers.com

Share with your Friends

Biron Stops 38 in 4-0 Shutout Over Devils
New Jersey Devils 0, Philadelphia Flyers 4
Richards, Kapanen, Dowd and Lupul tally for 5-1 Philadelphia

Stevens Postgame Press Conference: Video
Briere, Biron and Dowd Postgame: Video
Comcast SportsNet Game Recap: Video

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Flyers earned their fourth consecutive win behind a 38-save performance by Martin Biron, who posted his second consecutive shutout in a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center on Thursday.  

Biron has now stopped the last 82 shots he has faced, not allowing a goal in his last 137:22 minutes of play. He becomes the first Flyers goaltender to earn back-to-back shutouts since Brian Boucher accomplished the feat nearly six years ago on October 30-31, 2001.

“I guess that’s a good thing,” said Biron. “As a team we have played pretty solid defensively the last two games and it definitely feels good."
Jim Dowd celebrates his second period goal with Lasse Kukkonen (middle) and Randy Jones. (Getty Images)

With the win, the Flyers maintain a two-point lead in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 5-1-0 and become just the second team in the Eastern Conference with five wins.

After the first period in which they were out shot 15-2, the Flyers exploded once again in the second with three goals to take command of the game.

Mike Richards kicked off the scoring for the second straight game with his fourth goal of the year at 3:49 of the second, with assists from Danny Briere, who has points in five of six games, and Mike Knuble.

Nearing the midway point of the second period, Sami Kapanen tallied an unassisted goal on a knuckleball-like slap shot, marking the third straight game he has found the back of the net to put the Flyers up 2-0.

Playing against his former team, Jim Dowd scored his first goal of the year on a deflection nearing the end of the period, while Biron stopped a shorthanded breakaway from John Madden as time expired to preserve a 3-0 Philly lead heading into the third period.

“Again, he was unbelievable. He made a lot of big saves to keep us in the game early and there was just a lot of momentum we got off him.” said Richards of Biron.

“Marty has been just terrific. There is no question that he exudes confidence in our hockey team,” commented Head Coach John Stevens. “He is never rattled.  Even when we are getting barraged there in the first period you don’t see any frustration in him or what is going on.  It looks like its just business as usual for him.”  

The Flyers have scored 14 of their 24 goals (58.3 percent) in the second period this season.

Joffrey Lupul rounded out the scoring on a rebound goal for the Flyers to extend his scoring streak to five games, in which he has seven points (2G,5A), while Richards added the assist to give him seven points in his last four outings.

The win marks the first win over the Devils since March 6, 2007, after the Flyers were 0-7-1 in eight meetings against New Jersey last season.

The Flyers close out their four-game homestand on Saturday, October 20 when they battle the Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.

The Flyers last win in regulation over the Devils came on March 21, 2006 at the Wachovia Center… Jeff Carter’s four-game goal-scoring streak was snapped in the win… Randy Jones tallied an assist to give him points in five of six games, including a four-game scoring streak.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
PPG - Mike Richards (4) ASST: Daniel Briere (5), Mike Knuble (3)
1 - 0 PHI
Sami Kapanen (3) ASST: NONE
2 - 0 PHI
Jim Dowd (1) ASST: Randy Jones (5)
3 - 0 PHI
3rd Period
Joffrey Lupul (2) ASST: Mike Richards (4)
4 - 0 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
Lasse Kukkonen  Roughing against  Patrik Elias
Stefan Ruzicka  Hooking against  Sergei Brylin
Arron Asham  Boarding against  Derian Hatcher
Daniel Briere  Slashing against  Patrik Elias
Kimmo Timonen  Boarding against  Travis Zajac
2nd Period
Patrik Elias  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Daniel Briere  Holding the stick against  John Madden
Brian Gionta  Roughing against  Derian Hatcher
David Clarkson  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Smith
Jason Smith  Fighting (maj) against  David Clarkson
David Clarkson  Holding against  Jason Smith
3rd Period
Braydon Coburn  Cross checking against  Arron Asham
Mike Knuble  Hooking against  Patrik Elias
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
SA: 18TOI: 59:46
Saves: 14EV: 9 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .778SH: 1 - 1
Martin Biron
Martin Biron
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 38EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: 1.000SH: 3 - 3
Privacy Policy | AdChoices | California Privacy Rights | Contact Us | Advertise Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use

Philadelphiaflyers.com is the official Web site of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers and philadelphiaflyers.com are trademarks of Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.