For the last time this season, the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers will duke it out. Tonight, the game will take place on hostile ice at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Jersey Devils (28-24-13) are looking to capitalize off of their most recent win on Saturday. Tuomo Ruutu scored the game-winner for the Devils against the team that traded him. Their win over the Carolina Hurricanes helped their playoff push in a big way by extinguishing one more threat for their playoff spot.
Adam Henrique continues to perform at a blistering pace coming out of the break as he has now scored in 6 straight games and now has 9 goals coming out of the Olympics.
Martin Brodeur will get the start tonight. He started on Saturday night and gave up 4 goals and stopped 29 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers (33-24-7) stand only 4 points ahead of the Devils in the standings. The Flyers are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division. A win would be huge for both the wild card race and the Metropolitan race for the Devils. If they should fall tonight, a 6 point deficit will be hard to come back from in the division.
The Flyers are coming off of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto. Kimmo Timonen led the way with his 3rd and 4th goals of the season. Joffrey Lupul scored the game-winner in OT which was his 19th of the season.
Philadelphia leads the season series 2-1 after the road teams have taken all 3 games. On November 2nd, the Flyers won a frustrating 1-0 contest and the Devils would take the second game just 5 days later. The shutout trend would continue as the Devils blanked the Flyers 3-0 behind an impressive showing by Martin Brodeur.
The Flyers took the third game on January 7th at the Prudential Center in a 3-2 OT win.
The game can be found on MSG+ for the Devils broadcast and CSN for the Flyers broadcast. The game can also be found on RDS for a national TV feed.
The game can also be found on WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM.
Stats courtesy of ESPN.