Devils Overcome Deficit to Beat Flyers
David Clarkson scored on a deflection at 10:43 of the third period and the New Jersey Devils rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Friday night.
Travis Zajac, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Patrik Elias scored the Devils’ other goals with Ilya Kovalchuk getting the primary assist on each. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves and had an assist, while Steve Bernier iced the game with an empty-net goal.
Wayne Simmonds, Mike Knuble and Matt Read scored in a 2:36 span in a first-period onslaught for the Flyers, who are 2-7 on the road this season. Ilya Bryzgalov had 15 saves.
Clarkson’s team-high 10th goal came on a deflection of a point shot by Adam Larsson. Elias assisted on the last two goals.
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