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Devils Game Preview vs. Flyers: Game Notes, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-3 in overtime on the stick of Luke Hughes in overtime back on Nov. 30th in Philly.

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Devils Game Preview vs. Flyers: Game Notes, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

Tonight’s game between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers is a big one. Flyers head coach John Tortorella seemingly crushed the “wrong coach” narratives and has Philadelphia sitting in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are currently on the outside looking in, although they’re on the right trajectory winning seven of their last 10 games.

The next time the Devils and Flyers face each other, it’ll be outdoors at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

Before we get there, let’s dive into tonight’s Devils game against the Flyers.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Erik Haula – Jack Hughes – Tyler Toffoli

Ondrej Palat – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt

Timo Meier – Dawson Mercer – Alexander Holtz

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Kevin Bahl – John Marino

Brendan Smith – Luke Hughes

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Akira Schmid

Projected Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Tyson Foerster – Morgan Frost – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Scott Laughton – Bobby Brink

Joel Farabee – Ryan Poehling – Cam Atkinson

Nic Deslauriers – Olle Lycksell – Garnet Hathaway

Defensemen

Cam York – Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula – Rasmus Ristolainen

Goaltenders

Sam Ersson

Cal Petersen

Last Game

The Devils didn’t have much left in the tank on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks in the second leg of a back-to-back. The Devils started strong but John Gibson stood on his head making 15 saves in the opening frame. Discipline eluded the Devils for the remaining 40 minutes and their stamina dwindled in the process. As a result, former Devil Adam Henrique scored thrice and Alex Killorn and Troy Terry provided single tallies. Michael McLeod scored the lone Devils goal in their 5-1 defeat. Akira Schmid made 23 saves in the loss.

Player to Watch

Luke Hughes’ 16 points (4g-12a) are ranked (tied, P. Mintyukov, 1g-15a), first for the most points that a rookie blueliner earned this season. Last time out against the Flyers, Hughes earned his second-career overtime goal, a win at Philadelphia. J. and L. Hughes have factored in together on six Devils goals this season.

Devils vs. Flyers

According to the Devils PR, “The Devils and Philadelphia face-off for the second time in less than a month and the second of four matchups this season.

The Devils defeated Philadelphia on Nov. 30, after a 4-3 overtime win at Wells Fargo Center. Luke Hughes netted the overtime winner, which also marked the youngster’s second career overtime goal.

Next: vs PHI, Feb. 17, 2024, 8:00 P.M. E.T. (MetLife Stadium)
At PHI, Apr. 13, 2024, 5:00 P.M. E.T.

ALL-TIME vs PHI

Record: 123-116-18-8
Home: 75-45-8-4
Road: 48-71-10-4

Since 1982-83

The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Philadelphia was seven (8 times), and last earned that goal total on Feb. 25, 2023, at the Rock in a 7-0 win.

The most goals that the team allowed against Philadelphia in a game was eight (3 times), and was last logged on Jan. 11, 1986, after a 8-4 loss at the Meadowlands.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Philly was 49, which was logged on Dec. 15, 2022, in a 2-1 loss at the Rock.

The most shots that the Devils allowed against Philly was 47, after the most recent meeting on Nov. 30, 2023, in a 4-3 OT win at Philly.

The last time that the Devils shut out Philly was on Feb. 25, 2023, in a 7-0 win (A. Schmid, 23 saves).

The last time Philly shut out the Devils was on Oct. 9, 2019, after a 4-0 loss at Philly (C. Hart, 25 saves).

The Devils and Philadelphia met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs five times, while Jersey eliminated the Flyers three times:

2011-12, 4-1
1999-00, 4-3
1994-95, 4-2″

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thu. Dec. 21, vs EDM, 7:30 P.M. E.T.
Sat. Dec. 23, vs DET, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Wed. Dec. 27, vs CBJ, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Fri. Dec. 29, at OTT, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

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