DEVILS VS. FLYERS
Tonight is the fifth and final meeting between New Jersey and Philadelphia this season. The Devils are 3-1-0 against the Flyers, out-scoring their opponent, 14-6. New Jersey was shut out, 3-0, by Philadelphia on Saturday. The club is 14-4-1 overall vs. the Flyers since the 2012-13 season.
New Jersey has two home games remaining after tonight's contest, both of which are against Metropolitan Division opponents (PIT, NYI). The Devils are 10-14-3 vs. the Metro Division and are 17-26-7 against Eastern Conference opponents.
Travis Zajac's 34 career points vs. the Flyers are his most against any other opponent (tie, NYI). Kyle Palmieri has 10pts (6g-4a) over his last eight games vs. PHI. Keith Kinkaid is 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .939 save-percentage in his career against the Flyers.
Executive VP/GM Ray Shero's father, Fred, served as Philadelphia's Head Coach from 1971-78; the Flyers went to four Stanley Cup Finals under Shero and won back-to-back championships in 1974 & 75…Flyers' President Paul Holmgren & Senior VP Bobby Clarke both played for Fred Shero during his tenure as Head Coach…Travis Zajac played under Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol at the University of North Dakota from 2004-06…John Moore was teammates with Steve Mason and Jakub Voracek during his time spent with Columbus…Flyers' prospect Anthony Stolarz was born in Edison, NJ and played youth hockey with the New Jersey Youth Devils, NJ Jr. Titans and New Jersey Hitmen.