Devils Dropped By Flyers In OT

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils earned a point in the final minute of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers, but lost in overtime.

The Devils got to an early lead with Adam Henrique’s 10th goal of the year just 57 seconds into the game.

Jaromir Jagr got an assist on the goal, notching his 1,723rd career point, tying Mario Lemieux for seventh all time

They dominated the Flyers for the first period, out-shooting them 14-6 and spending most of the period in the offensive zone.

The Devils ran into some penalty trouble for the remainder of the game, giving up four power plays in the final two periods and a power play goal in the third. Taking these penalties the Flyers momentum and outplayed the Devils for the remainder of the game.

Jan 7, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) scores the game winning goal on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) in overtime at the Prudential Center. The Flyers defeated the Devils 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Claude Giroux tied the game on the first power play of the third period and fourth of the night. After receiving a pass from Kimmo Timonen, Giroux fired a shot past the glove of Martin Brodeur.

Scott Hartnell gave the Flyers their first lead of the game just 4:31 later, beating Brodeur through the legs during an odd-man rush.

However, the Devils did not give up, even after taking a high-sticking penalty in the final two minutes of the game.

Entering the final minute of the game, Brodeur left the net allowing for the Devils to play even strength in the offensive zone. Marek Zidlicky fired a shot that was rebounded right the the stick of Michael Ryder, who put in his team leading 14th goal to tie the game at 2-2 with just 30 seconds left.

The Devils failed to earn the second point of the match when Brayden Schenn received a cross-ice pass and shot it into an empty net because Brodeur could not recover.

The Devils play their next game at home Thursday night against the Dallas Stars, who was most recently dominated by the New York Islanders 7-3 Monday night.

Topics: Devils, New Jersey Devils, NHL

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