Tonight's matchup is the second of four regular season contests between New Jersey and Philadelphia, and final time the Devils will matchup against the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in the 2018-19 regular season. The two clubs faced off on Oct. 20 in Philadelphia, when the Devils fell 5-2. Philadelphia's regulation win was the largest margin of victory the club has seen against New Jersey since Feb. 2, 2016 (6-3).
The Devils are 3-2 against division rivals this season so far, outscoring their opponents, 17-9 in five games against Metropolitan Division clubs.
In the first matchup between the two clubs, Brian Boyle (1G), and Damon Severson (1G) led New Jersey in scoring with a goal a piece. Will Butcher (1A), Taylor Hall (1A), Marcus Johansson (1A), and Miles Wood (1A) all chipped in with assists in the contest against the Flyers.
Keith Kinkaid got the start against Philadelphia stopping 16 of the 21 shots faced in 60 minutes of action. For the Flyers, Brian Elliot started in his 10th career game against the Devils (6-4-0), playing all 60:00 minutes allowing two goal on 21 shots faced.
New Jersey and Philadelphia's third matchup will be on January 12th, at Prudential Center.