NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - David Clarkson's power-play goal with 4:21 left in the second period, snapped a tie and lifted the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
Petr Sykora added his second goal of the preseason, strengthening his chances of making the team. Sykora scored on a breakaway off a pass from Zach Parise that got by three Flyers at 4:12 of the second.
Martin Brodeur backstopped New Jersey's regular lineup and stopped 25 shots.
New Jersey (3-3) will open the regular season at home against Philadelphia (4-2-1) next Saturday.
|PPG - Scott Hartnell (1) Tip-in - ASST: Matt Read (1), Mike Testwuide (1)|
1 - 0 PHI
|Petr Sykora (1) Snap shot - ASST: Zach Parise (1), Andy Greene (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - David Clarkson (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Fayne (1), Patrik Elias (1)|
2 - 1 NJD
|Power Play %||15.9%||21.0%|
|% on Road||17.6%||27.0%|
|% at Home||14.3%||15.4%|
|Erik Gustafsson Hooking - 2 min against Nick Palmieri|
|Eric Boulton Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min|
|David Clarkson Hooking - 2 min against Braydon Coburn|
|Petr Sykora Hi-sticking - 2 min against Andreas Lilja|
|Max Talbot Tripping - 2 min against Ilya Kovalchuk|
|David Clarkson Interference on goalkeeper - 2 min against Ilya Bryzgalov|
|Adam Larsson Tripping - 2 min against Harry Zolnierczyk|
|Eric Wellwood Hooking - 2 min against Ilya Kovalchuk|
|Andreas Lilja Boarding - 2 min against Nick Palmieri|