Flyers Drop Two in a Row
On March 11 at the Wells Fargo Center, the Philadelphia Flyers took on the New Jersey Devils in a Metropolitan Division matchup. Philadelphia ended up losing their second straight game by a score of 2-1.
New Jersey took a 1-0 lead at the 7:56 mark of the first period when Travis Zajac notched his 12th goal of the year. The Devils held the one goal lead at intermission, but Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman scored his first goal of the season just 47 seconds into the second period to tie the score.
With the score still tied at one in the third period, former Flyer Jaromir Jagr broke the tie by scoring his 21st goal of the season at the 7:42 mark. Jagr’s goal proved to be the game winner and Martin Brodeur’s goaltending helped New Jersey win their second straight game.
Brodeur faced 31 shots and stopped 30 while Flyers goalie Steve Mason made 24 saves on 26 shots. With a win, New Jersey gained some ground on the Flyers in the standings. The Devils and the Red Wings are tied with 71 points, just two points out of the Eastern Conference playoff race.