Ray Emery is congratulated by Nick Grossmann after making 14 saves in a shutout win for the Flyers over the Devils. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com
24 hours earlier, Ray Emery was viewed in a negative light. There weren't too many things the Flyers did on the positive side on Saturday. Emery was one of the positives.
The Flyers defense, with the presence of Hal Gill and Andrej Meszaros in place of Luke Schenn and Erik Gustafsson, limited the New Jersey Devils to just 14 shots, all stopped by Emery in a 1-0 shutout win on Saturday night at Prudential Center.
All the Flyers needed offensively was a goal at 14:29 of the first period by Brayden Schenn, his third of the season. It was also his first career goal against the Devils.
The two teams combined for just 35 shots total, the Flyers leading the way with 21. Still, it was a defensive struggle and the Flyers won that war, allowing them to improve to 4-9-0 on the season.
It was also a cleaner game from the Flyers. For the first time in 2009, they did not have a recorded giveaway.
They also took just five minor penalties, contrary to the penalty-filled donnybrook against the Washington Capitals on Friday.
So there were the positives, strong goaltending, good defense and good puck control - managing to limit the Devils chances.
The negatives were glaring as well. Only one goal, again, was all the Flyers managed offensively. They have just 21 goals in 13 games this season.
The Flyers are on the road on Tuesday before heading home to face the Devils on Thursday night from Wells Fargo Center.