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Philadelphia
Flyers
42-29-11
New Jersey
Devils
46-29-7

14 SOG
39 SOG
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Preview: Devils vs. Flyers

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

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Preview: Devils vs. Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils

newjerseydevils.com – Home ice has been sweet to the Devils when it comes to taking on the Flyers.

The Devils have won their last eight home games of the series with the Flyers, and look to continue that trend when Philadelphia makes its first visit to Prudential Center (7:00 p.m., FSN NY, WFAN 660 AM).

After opening the season with nine straight road games, the Devils (5-7-2) have split their first four contests in Newark.

On Monday, the club had its two-game home win streak snapped in a 5-0 loss to Pittsburgh. The Devils have been shutout four times this season – double their total from all of 2006-07.

"I'm not going to sugar coat it," head coach Brent Sutter said after the game. "Our commitment tonight was unacceptable. This was a big divisional game. To come to the rink like that doesn't cut it. I am surprised, to be quite honest."

The loss dropped New Jersey to 1-3-2 against the Atlantic after it was 23-6-5 last season.

Martin Brodeur made his sixth straight start, allowing five goals on 24 shots before he was replaced by Kevin Weekes 3:28 into the third period.

Brodeur is 4-7-1 with a 2.98 GAA this season, but has a 10-1-1 mark with a 2.29 GAA in his last 12 starts against the Flyers (9-5-0).

New Jersey will look to revive an offense that has produced four goals in its last three games, including an 0-for-11 dry spell on the power play over that span.

NJD NOTES
Defenseman Richard Matvichuk was assigned to Lowell (AHL) on Tuesday.
2007-2008 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 04 '08NJD 0 at PHI 3R. Umberger
Mar 28 '08PHI 4 at NJD 5 - SOJ. Langenbrunner
Jan 22 '08NJD 7 at PHI 3P. Elias
Jan 04 '08PHI 0 at NJD 3P. Martin
Dec 16 '07PHI 2 at NJD 4A. Asham
Nov 17 '07NJD 6 at PHI 2P. Elias
Nov 08 '07PHI 1 at NJD 4D. Zubrus
Oct 18 '07NJD 0 at PHI 4M. Richards
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