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Flyers 4, Devils 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

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Flyers 4, Devils 3, SO
New Jersey Devils 3, Philadelphia Flyers 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Richards scored a shootout goal in the fourth round, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night in the first preseason game for both teams.

Philadelphia's Claude Giroux and New Jersey's Jason Arnott each scored in the third round of the tiebreaker to force an added round.

Adam Mair, Dainius Zubrus and Jamie Lagenbrunner scored in regulation for the Devils, erasing New Jersey's two-goal deficit and putting the defending Eastern Conference champion Flyers behind entering the third period.

Danny Briere tied it 3-3 at 13:54 when he beat Johan Hedberg to the glove side for an unassisted goal. Darroll Powe and Jeff Carter scored in the first period for the No. 7 Flyers, who eliminated the second-seeded Devils in the first round of last season's playoffs.

"We were slow in the first half," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "We reacted slowly. I thought the third period changed that, and the overtime."

Michael Leighton stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Flyers, and Sergei Bobrovsky - who is competing to be Leighton's backup - turned aside all seven shots he faced in the third period and overtime.

Johan Hedberg made 11 saves on 13 shots for New Jersey, but Mike McKenna allowed the tying goal in the third period.

"The first two periods were tough to get the competitive edge, get our nose into the battle," Briere said. "Once we did, I thought we took control of the game."

The intensity seemed high for a preseason game, with several players involved in fights. New Jersey's Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond and Philadelphia's Matt Walker mixed it up in the first, and Letourneau-Leblond and Jody Shelly fought in the third.

"It's fun for guys to come in and show what they can do, to come in and play some Flyers hockey," Briere said. "And the fact that we're playing New Jersey, just down the highway from us ... there's a big rivalry with what happened last year in the playoffs.

"It was good to put a little bit of entertainment out there on the ice."

scoring summary
1st Period
05:14
PHI
Darroll Powe (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Claude Giroux (1)
1 - 0 PHI
12:41
PHI
Jeff Carter (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kimmo Timonen (1), Braydon Coburn (1)
2 - 0 PHI
16:54
NJD
(1) Tip-in - ASST: Henrik Tallinder (1), Alexander Urbom (1)
2 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
08:00
NJD
Dainius Zubrus (1) Snap shot - ASST: David Clarkson (1), Matthew Corrente (1)
2 - 2 Tie
12:06
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Tallinder (2), Alexander Urbom (2)
3 - 2 NJD
3rd Period
13:54
PHI
Daniel Briere (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDPHINJD
1D. BriereJ. Langenbrunner
2N. ZherdevP. Elias
3C. GirouxJ. Arnott
4M. RichardsJ. Josefson
penalty summary
1st Period
09:31
PHI
Matt Walker  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
09:31
NJD
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Walker
12:21
PHI
Darroll Powe  Roughing  - 2 min
12:29
NJD
Jamie Langenbrunner  Tripping  - 2 min against  Oskars Bartulis
16:32
NJD
Dainius Zubrus  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Richards
16:32
PHI
Mike Richards  Slashing  - 2 min against  Dainius Zubrus
18:45
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Boarding  - 2 min against  Jacob Josefson
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
02:29
NJD
Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jody Shelley
02:29
PHI
Jody Shelley  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
02:29
PHI
Jody Shelley served by Daniel Briere  Roughing  - 2 min against  Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
OT Period
01:22
NJD
Bryce Salvador  Holding  - 2 min against  James van Riemsdyk
goalie stats
Johan Hedberg
SA: 13TOI: 39:34
GA: 2SV%: .846
Mike McKenna
SA: 21TOI: 25:00
GA: 1SV%: .952
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 7TOI: 25:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Michael Leighton
SA: 23TOI: 40:00
GA: 3SV%: .870