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Flyers seek more offensive punch against Devils

Philadelphia (18-8-6) at New Jersey (18-9-3), 1:00 p.m. EST

NEWARK, New Jersey (Ticker) -- A high-octane offense has the

Philadelphia Flyers on a roll.

Seeking their seventh win in eight tries, the Flyers visit the

New Jersey Devils on Sunday in a battle of Atlantic Division


The Flyers' 114 goals this season rank second in the Eastern

Conference, behind Boston's 118.

They received another eye-opening effort on the offensive end on

Saturday, when Scott Hartnell recorded his fifth career hat

trick and set up another goal in a 7-1 win over the Washington


Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist and Joffrey Lupul had a

tally and two assists for the Flyers, who improved to 14-2-3 in

their last 19 games. Simon Gagne also scored.

Antero Niittymaki, who has won six of his past seven starts,

made 47 saves - including 25 in the first period.

Philadelphia is unbeaten in regulation in its past 11 home games

(9-0-2), but is 7-4-3 overall on the road this season. Its lone

regulation loss in December came on Thursday, a 5-2 setback in


New Jersey is coming off a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators,

and has won two in a row and 11 of their last 14.

The Devils have scored 34 goals in their last five wins in

regulation and have gotten a tremendous boost from Zach Parise,

who had four assists against Ottawa. He also has 36 points in

his last 26 games.


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