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Keith Kinkaid, Devils shut out Flyers

New Jersey goalie makes 35 saves, John Moore scores only goal in overtime

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Keith Kinkaid made 35 saves and John Moore scored 59 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

Moore finished a 2-on-1 with Taylor Hall on a one-timer from the right circle for the Devils (28-37-14), who ended a six-game losing streak (0-4-2).

"It starts with a great play by Kyle Palmieri to bring that puck back into our zone," Moore said. "The 3-on-3 overtime is so much about possession, and we were able to catch them in a change. That was a big-league pass by Hall and an easy one to put in. I was the beneficiary of some high-end skill by [Hall]."

 

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The shutout by Kinkaid, who made 16 saves in the second period, was his first of the season and third of his NHL career.

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Steve Mason made 26 saves for the Flyers (38-33-9), who are 4-1-1 in their past six games. Mason is 0-9-1 in 12 games against the Devils.

The Flyers and Devils have been eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"You have to have pride in your game, regardless of the situation," Mason said. "You just can't pack it in with two games remaining. You have to be professional about it."

The Flyers finished 0-for-4 on the power play with 12 shots. The Devils were 0-for-5 with six shots.

"Sometimes you just have it and I was in the zone and feeling good," Kinkaid said. "The guys were always there if I had a bad rebound, and they cleared it away. It was definitely good to get a win after what happened on Saturday (a 3-0 loss at Philadelphia)."

Video: PHI@NJD: Mason robs Noesen at the goal line

The game featured three players making their NHL debuts: Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin and forward Mike Vecchione, and Devils forward Ben Thomson.

"I think good effort by [Morin and Vecchione]," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "Their second and third periods in particular were the best periods for both of them. I think that is what you would like to see."

 

Goal of the game

Moore's overtime goal was his 10th of the season and first game-winner. "I hoped he was making the pass," Moore said. "A player with offensive instincts like that, you respect what he sees. The fact he didn't even look at me, I kind of had a sense it was coming and just wanted to be in a position where I could one-time it."

Video: PHI@NJD: Moore buries Hall's perfect dish for OT win

 
Save of the game

Mason made the last of his nine saves in the first period off a point-blank slap shot by Stefan Noesen from between the circles with six seconds left.

Video: PHI@NJD: Mason kicks aside Noesen's one-timer

 
Highlight of the game

Valtteri Filppula had a good opportunity to put the Flyers ahead 9:32 into the third period when he took a pass from Wayne Simmonds at the Devils blue line and curled into the slot, but Kinkaid dove to poke the puck off his stick. Simmonds was there for the rebound, but Andy Greene got his stick on the puck to prevent an opportunity. "[Filppula] came in at a deep enough angle for me to be confident enough, and especially today, I was confident with a few things," Kinkaid said. "I just put it out there, got a piece of it and thankfully [Greene] got a piece of the second one."

Video: PHI@NJD: Kinkaid dives to make stop with poke check

 
Unsung performance of the game

Thomson was a force along the boards in his NHL debut. He had two shots on goal, two hits and needed five stitches to sew a gash under his bottom lip. "Sometimes you don't need fists to show a physical presence," Thomson said. "I just was trying to lay some hits out there."

 

They said it

"I really enjoy overtime. I compare it to summer pickup hockey. It's man-on-man and a lot of open ice and there's a lot of room for creativity. I think the League has evolved in terms of strategy [in OT]; it's not as run-and-gun as it was. You see a lot of guys who are scoring goals, but usually the plays are happen 30-40 seconds before that, and tonight was a perfect example with Palmieri bringing the puck back and Greene making an unselfish and smart change that allowed fresh legs on the ice." -- Devils defenseman John Moore

 
Need to know

Flyers forward Jordan Weal (illness) was a late scratch and replaced by Chris VandeVelde. ... In addition to Thomson, the Devils recalled Luke Gazdic from Albany of the American Hockey League before the game. Jacob Josefson (upper body) and Miles Wood (upper body) did not play.

 
What's next

Flyers: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, FS-O, NHL.TV)

Devils: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, SN360, ROOT, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Moore scores in OT to lift Devils past Flyers, 1-0

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