Scott Gomez, now 34 years old, is trying to make a return to the New Jersey Devils on a tryout contract. He didn't hurt his cause by scoring a pair of power-play goals in a 3-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center.
Gomez, a member of the Devils' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2000 and '03, opened the scoring with a tip-in of Marek Zidlicky's shot at 19:31 of the opening period, then made it 2-0 when he wristed a rebound past Rob Zepp at 3:02 of the second.
Rookie Taylor Leier scored a shorthanded goal for the Flyers midway through the third period, but Zidlicky's empty-netter with 44 seconds left sealed the win.
Zepp kept the Flyers in the game by making 38 saves. Scott Clemmensen stopped 15 shots for New Jersey.
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