TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Scottie Upshall's third-period, power-play goal snapped a tie and lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a preseason 3-2 victory over the Devils on Monday night, spoiling the coaching debut of New Jersey's Brent Sutter.
Upshall took a pass from Simon Gagne and scored the winning goal from the right circle at 8:42 of the period in the exhibition opener for both teams.
The Flyers took a 2-0 lead in the first period, a frame that featured five fights. Philadelphia's Jesse Boulerice and New Jersey's Mark Janssen dropped the gloves twice.
New Jersey rallied in the third period with help from Philadelphia penalties. The Devils scored at 1:12 during a 5-on-3 power play when Zach Parise connected from short range. With the Devils on another two-man advantage, Andy Greene scored from the blue line to tie it 2-2 at 6:10.
New Jersey held a 29-23 shots advantage in front of an announced crowd of 4,615.