Period 1: I knew this game was going to be interesting from the start, given that both teams need to win to remain in the playoff hunt. The game started as any Flyersâ€™ game would by taking a quick penalty… thanks to Nick Schultz interfering with Stephen Gionta. The Flyers did a pretty good job of killing that one and even picked up a power play after they were on the penalty kill, but didnâ€™t do anything on it. Sadly, Radko Gudas was done for the night after being ejected as a result of a hit on Bobby Farnham. During the Devils 5 minute power play, the Devils managed to get one by Micahl Neuvirth, but Dave Hakstol used his coachâ€™s challenge believing there was goaltender interference on the play. Â Hakstol was right and the goal was reversed. It didnâ€™t really matter though as Tyler Kennedy (Ex Pittsburgh Penguin) put one in shortly after the coaching challenge. As soon as you would think this game is going to be a disaster, the Flyersâ€™ savior, Shayne Gostisbehere, continued his point streak(13 games) with a clutch goal assisted by Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux. The shots were evenÂ at 8-8Â with the score tiedÂ at 1-1 after the first.
This was starting to become a rough game for the Devils, they couldnâ€™t convert on multiple chances on the Power play and then Simmonds put on a rough hit on Zajac, who went off limping. The Devils picked up another penalty after a sketchy cross checking call on Ryan White made it 5 on 3 forÂ a 1:02
. The Flyers would kill that penalty and go on the power play themselves. Brayden Schenn picked up a power play goal from a amazing pass from Wayne Simmonds making it 2-1! This was one of the most intense Flyersâ€™ game this season but the period would end 2-1 Flyers
TheÂ game started going back and forth with tons of chances but with 12 minutes left the Devils picked up a key penalty sending Nick Schultz to the box again. Early into the Power play, Neuvirth made a few brilliant saves to kill off the penalty, but shortly after the power play Jordan TooToo finally put one past Neuvirth. With a little over 8 minutes left in the period, the Flyers picked up a huge power play which they converted on thanks to Wayne Simmonds assisted by Schenn and Giroux. The Flyers take the lead 3-2! A crazy turn of events took place after a defensive melt down by the Devils. Nick Cousins scored his second goal as a Flyer making it 4-2 with under 7 minutes to play assisted by Rj Umberger and Nick Cousins. As if the arena wasnâ€™t empty enough, it just got even more empty as Voracek put one in to make it 5-2 assisted by Rj Umberger, who had 2 assists this game. Shortly after that, the Devils snuck one in making 5-3. The Devils would pull the goalie withÂ 1:52
Â seconds left and Ryan White put it in the empty net making 6-3 assisted by Bellemare. The Flyers win 6-3.