Patrick goal in third boosts Flyers to win against Devils


NEWARK, N.J. — James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 5-3 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists, Claude Giroux had two assists, and Brian Elliott made 23 saves for the Flyers (4-2-1), who won for the first time in three games.

Nolan Patrick scored at 7:03 of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead after the Devils came back from down two goals in the second.

New Jersey came close to taking the lead early in the third. Andreas Johnsson hit the crossbar at 1:37, and Damon Severson hit the post at 3:50.

Joel Farabee made it 4-2 when he scored off a rebound at 12:36, and Provorov scored into an empty net at 18:24 for a 5-2 lead.

Michael McLeod, Travis Zajac and Pavel Zacha scored, and Scott Wedgewood made 26 saves for the Devils (3-2-1). Wedgewood made his third straight start since goalie Mackenzie Blackwood was placed on the NHL COVID-19 protocol list Jan. 21.

Van Riemsdyk gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead when he deflected a shot from the slot at 15:03 of the first period. The goal came 52 seconds after Devils forward Yegor Sharangovich hit the post on a shorthanded breakaway.

Van Riemsdyk made it 2-0 on another deflection at the left post 59 seconds into the second period. Four of his five goals this season have been on the power play.

McLeod scored his first NHL goal to pull the Devils within 2-1 at 11:59 after he took a backhand pass in the slot from Miles Wood.

Zajac on a tip-in from the slot at 16:43 to tie the game 2-2.

Zacha scored on a rebound to make it 5-3 with 1:08 remaining. 

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