Philadelphia (0-3-3) at New Jersey (5-1-0) 7:00 p.m. EDT
NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) — The Philadelphia Flyers have yet
to earn a win this season. An end to their losing streak
appears nowhere in sight.
The Flyers try to break into the win column on Friday when they
visit the New Jersey Devils in the first game of a home-and-home
Philadelphia is the only team in the NHL without a win in the
new campaign and is coming off a pair of losses to the San Jose
After dropping an overtime decision on Saturday, Philadelphia
saw a six-goal outburst go to waste as former Flyer Jeremy
Roenick scored in the second round of the shootout to net the
Sharks a 7-6 triumph and complete a rare cross-country,
home-and-home sweep on Wednesday.
The Flyers have been outshot, 114-64, in the last three contests
and have surrendered a league-high 29 goals already this season.
“You can’t point the finger at anyone,” Philadelphia right wing
Joffrey Lupul said. “It’s forwards, defense, goalies, everyone.
It’s all of our jobs to get better.”
The Devils’ campaign has been in direct contrast to the Flyers’
Martin Brodeur made 21 saves and John Madden scored twice in a
72-second span in the second period as New Jersey cruised to a
5-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
With the win and shutout, the four-time Vezina Trophy winner
Brodeur now trails Hall of Famers Terry Sawchuk (103 shutouts)
by five and Patrick Roy (551 victories) by eight for first place
on the all-time lists.