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October 03, 2009
Game 1: Flyers Defeat Devils 5-2

    The New Jersey Devils lost their 2009-2010 season opener at home, 2-5 to the Philadelphia Flyers on October 3, 2009.

    The Devils were unable to capitalize on a full two minute 5 on 3 power-play mid-way through the first period.   Jeff Carter beat Martin Brodeur at 15:57 to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

    The first period ended with Philadelphia leading, 1-0.   The Flyers outshot the Devils 10-6 in the period.

    Ian Laperriere gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead with a goal at 9:20 of the second period.   Mike Richards made it 3-0 with a goal at 15:23.

    The Devils outshot the Flyers 13-8 in the second period, but were unable to light the lamp.   Philadelphia led 3-0 at the end of 40 minutes of play.

    Darroll Powe scored for Philadelphia at 7:34 of the third period to make it a 4-0 lead.

    Brian Rolston finally got the Devils on the board with a power-play goal that beat Ray Emery at 9:44.   Nicklas Bergfors and Dainius Zubrus assisted on the first Devils goal of the season.

    Matt Carle beat Brodeur at 11:13 to give the Flyers a 5-1 lead.

    Jamie Langenbruner got the Devils back within 3 goals of Philadelphia with a nice short-handed goal at 13:40.   Dainius Zubrus was credited with the only assist on Langenbrunner's first goal of the season.

    The Flyers outshot the Devils 10-7 in the third period and 28-26 in the game, which ended with the Flyers winning, 5-2.

    The game was the 1000th of Martin Brodeur's career - only the second goaltender to ever reach this milestone.   The start was also Brodeur's 15th straight season opener.


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