The New Jersey Devils will bring a smaller group to Philadelphia on Saturday following a roster trim of 13 players. As we inch closer to the regular season, the NHL roster becomes a little clearer every day. Here’s what you need to know for tonight when the Devils visit the Flyers in their second preseason tilt.
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The Devils tracked to Manhattan to take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Akira Schmid led the way through the first 30 minutes of play making a perfect 21/21 saves. Goals by Tyler Toffoli, Jesper Bratt, and Michael McLeod sealed a 3-2 victory over the Blueshirts in regulation. Seven different Devils players registered a point in the contest. Erik Kallgren relieved Schmid in the latter 30 minutes of Thursday night’s game. After allowing a goal on the first shot he saw, Kallgren settled down making 19/21 saves.
Projected Devils Lineup
Timo Meier – Nico Hischier – Alexander Holtz
Ondrej Palat – Erik Haula – Dawson Mercer
Max Willman – Chris Tierney – Tyce Thompson
Shane Bowers – Kyle Criscuolo – Curtis Lazar
Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton
Santeri Hatakka – Brendan Smith
Michael Vukojevic – Cal Foote
Projected Flyers Lineup
Brendan Furry – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny
Wade Allison – Noah Cates – Bobby Brink
Patrick Brown – Tanner Lacyznski – Cam Atkinson
Olle Lycksell – Rhett Gardner – Samu Tuomaala
Marc Staal – Sean Walker
Emil Andrae – Rasmus Ristolainen
Adam Ginning – Ronnie Attard
According to the game notes via Devils PR, “The Devils opened the 2023-24 preseason against Philadelphia on Mon., Sept. 25, and recorded four goals in the game’s opening 5:50 (O. Palat, E. Haula, T. Thompson & A. Holtz).
Forwards Timo Meier and Michael McLeod tallied New Jersey’s two other goals, while the team earned a 6-0 shutout
victory against the City of Brotherly Love. Since Feb. 25, 2023, the Devils have outscored Philadelphia 13-0 in two games
Captain Nico Hischier has recorded 15 PTS (6g-9a) in 19 career regular-season contests vs. the Flyers since he first
laced up the skates at the NHL level with the Devils in 2017-18.
New Jersey earned a 2-2-0 record vs. Philadelphia last season, while netminder Akira Schmid earned both victories for
2023-24 Regular Season Matchups vs Flyers
Nov. 30 at PHI, 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 19 vs PHI, 7:00 P.M.
Feb. 17 vs PHI, 8:00 P.M.
April 13 at PHI, 5:00 P.M.