The Philadelphia Flyers will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the New Jersey Devils in the second game of their series on Thursday night. The Flyers are coming off a 5-3 win over the Devils in their last game.
Philadelphia is 5-4-1 in its last 10 games against New Jersey.
Flyers Hoping To Stay Hot OffensivelyThe Flyers managed to snap their two-game losing streak with a win over the Devils in their last game, giving them their first road win of the year. They scored five goals in the win, giving them 10 goals in their last three games, and will be hoping for a similar result when they play on Thursday.
James van Riemsdyk led the charge for the Flyers, picking up his fourth and fifth goals of the season against the Devils. Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee, and Ivan Provorov each scored a goal, with Provorov also leading the team with two assists.
The Flyers aren’t very good defensively, with the team giving up 3.56 goals per game. They gave up three goals in their last game and will lose this game if they do not lay better defensively.
Devils Trying To Bounce Back From LossThe Devils have played well so far, winning three of their first five games. They’ve won two of three at home and will try to bounce back from their loss to the Flyers with a win on Thursday night.
New Jersey isn’t very good offensively, averaging 2.33 goals per game. They scored three goals on 26 shots in their last game and will need to be more aggressive if they want to beat the Flyers.
Michael McLeod, Travis Zajac, and Pavel Zacha scored a goal for the Devils, while Miles Wood, Andreas Johnsson, and Dmitry Kulikov were each credited with an assist.
The Devils have played well defensively, giving up 2.5 goals per game. They gave up a season-high five goals in their last game and will need to play much better if they want to pick up the win.
New Jersey is:
- 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
- 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win.
- 2-3 in their last 5 games.