Giroux scores twice in third, Flyers hand Devils 10th straight loss


PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux scored two goals in 22 seconds for the Philadelphia Flyers late in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils lost their 10th straight game, 4-3 in a shootout at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

Giroux made it 3-2 at 18:34, then tied it at 18:56 for the Flyers (22-19-7). Brian Elliott made 29 saves through overtime and four in the shootout.

Kevin Hayes scored the winner in the sixth round for Philadelphia (22-19-7). Brian Elliott made 29 saves through overtime and four in the shootout.

Miles Wood had a goal and an assist for the Devils (14-27-7), who held a 3-1 lead with 10:42 remaining. Mackenzie Blackwood made 33 saves.

New Jersey has not won since April 8. The first nine losses of the skid came in regulation.

It’s the first of four consecutive games between the teams. They will play again at New Jersey on Tuesday.

Each of Giroux’s goals were scored with Elliott pulled for an extra attacker. He made it 3-2 off a pass from below the goal line by James van Riemsdyk, then tied it 3-3 off another pass by van Riemsdyk.

Elliott stopped Nico Hischier to clinch the win. Giroux and Sean Couturier also scored in the shootout for the Flyers.

Yegor Sharangovich and Jesper Bratt scored in the shootout for the Devils.

Michael McLeod gave the Devils a 1-0 lead at 4:56 of the first period when he finished an odd-man rush with Nathan Bastian. It gave New Jersey a lead for the first time in 10 games, dating to the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 9.

Couturier tied it 1-1 at 11:45 when he tipped a shot by Philippe Myers.

Wood gave the Devils a 2-1 lead at 7:07 of the second period. Bastian, who had two assists, held off Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin and centered a pass to Wood, who drove to the net and redirected the pass.

Pavel Zacha made it 3-1 at 9:16 of the third period from the slot.

Devils forward Andreas Johnsson left the game with 4:46 remaining in the third period after being hit into the boards by Flyers forward Scott Laughton.

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