October 31, 2015 |
Steve Mason grabbed his water bottle from the top of the net and raised his helmet. The Flyers goalie had allowed his third goal of the game. It was time for another break. Mason's defense forced him to fend for himself Thursday night as the New Jersey Devils blitzed the net in the third period of a 4-1 loss. The goaltender took a squirt from the bottle and turned to the Wells Fargo Center scoreboard. He watched a replay of Travis Zajac's power-play goal, which was fired past three Flyers who were shielding Mason.
December 14, 2014 |
The spread of mumps around the NHL has concerned Flyers general manager Ron Hextall so much that some of his players have recently had vaccines. "We've addressed some things," Hextall said after the Flyers' win over New Jersey on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "We've got it covered as much as we can. Clean buildings and wash your hands and vaccines and everything else you can do. We've done everything we can do to protect our players and our staff. " Two Devils - center Travis Zajac and defenseman Adam Larsson - missed Thursday's game with the mumps.
March 13, 2014 |
If the Flyers miss the playoffs by a point, they will look back with disdain at what transpired with 40.1 seconds left Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Scott Hartnell appeared to score at that point, but the goal was disallowed because referees ruled that the Flyers left winger pushed New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur into the net. The Devils survived, 2-1, before a howling sellout crowd that booed lustily as referees Tom Kowal and Mark Lemelin skated off the ice after the game.
March 12, 2014 |
At 42, ageless right winger Jaromir Jagr is showing no signs of slowing down. Fact is, he has been the New Jersey Devils' top forward this season. Jagr will face his former Flyers teammates Tuesday in a key Metropolitan Division matchup at the Wells Fargo Center. "He protects the puck really well and you just have to keep him on the outside," Flyers defenseman Mark Streit said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. Older players like Jagr, Streit said, "take care of their bodies and live a good lifestyle, and it makes a difference.
April 12, 2013 |
MATS ZUCCARELLO had little to celebrate six games into his second stint with the New York Rangers. The 5-7 spark plug had no goals and two assists in his return. Demanding coach John Tortorella noticed and wasn't pleased with the lack of production. On Wednesday, before the Rangers took the ice for the back end of a home-and-home series with Toronto, Tortorella called out Zuccarello, saying he needed to score - in games and in shootouts. The message got through in a hurry.
March 25, 2013
Travis Zajac set up two goals, and the host New Jersey Devils rode another solid performance by Martin Brodeur to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Patrik Elias and David Clarkson scored for New Jersey, and Brodeur finished with 17 saves as the Devils won their second straight since the 40-year-old goalie returned to the lineup. Leafs top Bruins Nazem Kadri scored in the first period, and Frazer McLaren added a timely goal in the third as the host Toronto Maple Leafs ended an eight-game losing streak to the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory.
March 21, 2013
Michael Del Zotto scored a shorthanded goal and set up Rick Nash's game-winner to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night in Newark. Carl Hagelin also scored and Henrik Lundqvist had 29 saves as the Rangers won their second game in two nights after a three-game losing streak. New York moved into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, the cutoff point for the playoffs. Travis Zajac and Anton Volchenkov scored for New Jersey, which lost its third in a row (0-2-1)
January 24, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Scott Hartnell said the Flyers were facing as big of a "must-win" as possible for the third game of a season on Tuesday night, against a Devils team that booted them from the playoffs last May with little fanfare. That hunger for "payback" lasted all of about 67 seconds, when Travis Zajac tapped yet another first-period goal by Ilya Bryzgalov, igniting that oh-so-familiar derogatory anti-Flyers chant from the Jersey faithful at Prudential Center.
January 23, 2013 |
NEWARK - Up went the New Jersey Devils' Eastern Conference championship banner the other day. Down went the Flyers on Tuesday night, falling to the Devils, 3-0, and starting their season 0-3 for just the third time since the franchise started in 1967-68. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and shut out the Flyers for the 10th time. "I wouldn't say it's a crisis," winger Wayne Simmonds said. "But I think it's fair to say the next game is a must win. " It was the home opener for the Devils, who used a suffocating defense as they eliminated the Flyers, four games to one, in last year's Eastern Conference semifinals.
January 17, 2013 |
THE NEW JERSEY Devils signed center Travis Zajac to a long-term contract. Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the deal on Wednesday, shortly after Zajac scored a goal in a scrimmage against Albany of the AHL. The deal will run 8 years, and pay Zajac, who should be the No. 1 center this season, $46 million. Lamoriello said the two sides had started to work on the new contract before the NHL lockout began in September. They finished it after the league and its players finalized a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.