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December 21, 2008
Game 31: Devils Edge Flyers 3-2 in Shootout

    The New Jersey Devils hung on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in a shootout in Newark on Sunday, December 19, 2008.

    The first period was rather uneventful, with each team taking 10 shots, but burying none.   The Devils had 3 missed power-play opportunities in the period.

    Patrik Elias extended his point streak to 10 games with a goal that beat Antero Niittymaki at 7:30 of the second periodon a power-play.   Elias' 16th goal of the season was assisted by Zach Parise and Travis Zajac.

    Brian Rolston scored his third goal of the season at 1:06 after Elias' goal to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead.   David Clarkson and Bobby Holik assisted on the goal.

    Jeff Carter got the Flyers on the board with a power-play goal that beat Scott Clemmensen at 17:18.

    The shots were even, 9-9 in the second period, which ended with the Devils leading, 2-1.

    Joffrey Lupul tied the game at 15:16 of the third period.

    Regulation time ended with the teams tied, 2-2.   The Flyers outshot the Devils 7-6 in the third period.   Neither team scored in the overtime period, forcing a shootout to decide the game.


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