The Philadelphia Flyers will end their long road trip with a stop in Newark to face off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Being in the Metropolitan division, the two teams have played each other a lot, and this will be their third out of four encounters this season.
The Flyers are on the up having been successful on the road last week, so they are definitely banking on ending the road trip with another win underneath their belts. When they last played the Devils, they lost in a depressing 3-0 shutout, so the team is going to want to make up for that. Especially since the team is now in second place of their division and they will want to hold onto that for as long as possible.
The team won eight of a possible 11 points during their time on the West Coast thanks in part to the achievements of Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. The three have been leading the team so far, and will continue to do so as the season continues. Rookie Michael Raffl has also been pretty good, but it will not do the Flyers any good as he continues to suffer a concussion. Matt Read is also sitting out due to an upper-body injury.
The Flyers’ biggest challenge whenever they play against the Devils has always been how will they pull one over goalie Martin Brodeur. He may appear to be on his last leg of his NHL career, but he still knows how to defeat the Flyers. Along with trying to keep Travis Zajac out of their zone, the Flyers will have some work to do to get another “W” added to their stats.