With the Devils coming off a loss at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs last night they look to end this three game losing skid in Philadelphia. Even though the Devils connected twice on the powerplay last night, they won’t get as many scoring chances against the Flyers. The Devils will have to score more even strength goals. Kovalchuk must provide here.
Probably the most concerning aspect of the Devils’ game last night was their play in their own zone. They looked very weak defensively. If the Devils want to have any chance to win this game they MUST play better in their own zone. Giving up too many chances against the Flyers will end this game very quickly.
With Hedberg resting last night, he should be fresh tonight. He needed the break from the trip out west. If the Devils can play strong defensively and score even strength they can win this game.
Tonight I’ll be breaking down each period with how the Devils played…