PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne scored
power-play goals to lead Philadelphia to a 2-1 win over the New
Jersey Devils in the Flyers' preseason home opener Thursday night.
Carter, who also had an assist, put the Flyers (1-1) ahead 1-0
at 4:05 of the first period with a one-timer from the crease after
taking a pass from Mike Richards.
Carter's goal came with a two-man advantage and was the first
power-play goal allowed by the Devils in 24 chances in the
Gagne, who led the Flyers with 47 goals last season, picked up a
loose puck near the left circle and flipped it in at 16:10 of the
New Jersey scored on a power play against rookie goaltender
Martin Houle with 3:01 left in the third period when David Clarkson
scored during a scramble in front of the net.
Philadelphia goaltender Antero Niittymaki, who had two shutouts
last season as a rookie, stopped 20 shots in two periods. He
thwarted four New Jersey power-play opportunities, including 1:42
of a two-man advantage midway through the first period.
Houle, a rookie, faced seven shots.
Martin Brodeur started in goal for the Devils (1-3) and allowed
one goal and 17 shots before being replaced by Frank Doyle midway
through the second period. Doyle faced 20 shots.
The Devils almost scored midway through the third period when
Peter Vrana hit the left post.
The Flyers had nine power-play opportunities.
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