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newjerseydevils.com – The Devils will try for a third straight victory after a wild 5-4 win at Pittsburgh on Wednesday as they continue their season-opening nine-game road trip before playing their first game at the new Prudential Center on Oct. 27 versus Ottawa.
New Jersey (3-3-0) visits Philadelphia to face the first-place Flyers (4-1-0) tonight at the Wachovia Center (7:00 p.m., FSN NY, WFAN 660 AM).
Last night, Arron Asham scored the tiebreaking goal with 9:22 left in the third period, Travis Zajac had two goals and leading scorer Zach Parise had three assists for the Devils, who have scored 11 goals in their last two games after posting just seven in their first four.
"It's not the way we draw things up," said Devils forward John Madden, who added a goal and assist. "But nonetheless, we're getting wins."
Prior to its 6-5 victory at Atlanta on Saturday, New Jersey had not scored more than four goals since a 5-2 win over Montreal on Feb. 14 - a 29-game span.
"(High-scoring games) don't happen too often with us," said three-time Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Martin Brodeur, who made 26 saves Wednesday in just his second win this season. "That's two in a row we have gone through. It's just the way it is right now. We're getting two points, so we'll take it."
Brodeur, the all-time wins leader among goaltenders who needs four more for 500, is 17-12-3 with a tie and 2.62 GAA over 33 career starts in Philadelphia.
Parise, who has seven goals and six assists in 15 contests versus the Flyers, looks to extend his consecutive points streak against them to six games Thursday. He has two goals and four assists during his run.
New Jersey was 7-0-1 in last season's series with Philadelphia. The Devils are 10-0-1 against the Flyers since a 2-1 regulation loss on March 21, 2006.
Philadelphia is coming off of a shut out win versus Atlanta 4-0 on Tuesday.
Parise's hot streak has him tied for first in the league with PP assists (two others), and second in the league in PP points (seven others)... With two PP goals in Pittsburgh, the Devils improved to 8-for-31 on the season (25.8%), which is third best in the league.
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