Whether it was a coach or skater speaking, the message was the same – whenever the players decided they’d had enough is when the Flyers would win a game. A night after getting torched by the Washington Capitals, the Flyers rebounded to beat the New Jersey Devils 1-0 Saturday. They found ways to do the little things right that they royally screwed up a night before. “I think the start of it was turnovers and that caused a lot of problems (Friday),” coach Craig Berube said. “Then it’s a lack of compete and work after that. That’s what really bothers me.” Friday night the Flyers had zero turnovers according to off-ice officials. The previous low for the season was four. They looked like a team, although the team is still struggling to score. The lone goal came at 14:29 of the first period when Brayden Schenn deflected Andrej Meszaros’ shot from the point behind Martin Brodeur. “It was a shot by a (Wayne Simmonds) there,” Schen said. “He tried to get it to the net but the puck bounced to Mez. I just stopped in front of the net and was at the right place at the right time and was able to get a stick on the puck.” The Flyers seemed to control the pace of the first period, in which they narrowly outshot the Devils 6-5. They survived three first-period penalties from Matt Read without panic. It was the polar opposite of Friday night when the Flyers folded like, as GM Paul Holmgren put it, “a cheap suit.” In the second period, the defensive battle continued. There were only 13 total shots in the middle stanza.
Emery, Flyers shut out Devils
Courier-Post | Nov 3