Brayden Schenn’s charging penalty with 1:42 left in regulation against the New Jersey Devils was exactly the kind of call the Flyers didn’t need in the closing moments of a tied game.

In a season like this one, in which luck has gone every way but the Flyers’, it was the kind of penalty that seemed to all but hand over a very important two points to their Atlantic Division rivals.

But it didn’t. The Flyers’ PK held firm through those final 102 seconds – as it did each time it was called upon Friday night – and the Flyers defeated the Devils for the first time this season, winning 2-1 in a shootout.

There was a lot to like about the team’s effort at the Wells Fargo Center, but the Flyers’ penalty kill was the victory’s biggest difference maker.