The New Jersey Devils came into Philadelphia with a four point lead on the Flyers in the standings. On the strength of two power play goals and solid goaltending from Cory Schneider, they extended it five points with a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday.
The Flyers were very sluggish to begin the game. New Jersey won every puck battle and every race to the loose pucks. It would pay off when Nick Schultz took an interference penalty at 6:01.