Flyers answer challenge from Holmgren, Berube

Flyers answer challenge from Holmgren, Berube

November 3, 2013, 12:30 am
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Claude Giroux battles Jacob Josefson along the boards in the Flyers' 1-0 win over the Devils. (AP)

NEWARK, N.J. -- They got a scolding from the general manager, Paul Holmgren.

A lecture from their coach, Craig Berube.

And the Flyers, ever of the public scorn, came together after Friday’s no-show against the Capitals.

“You never want to get shelled 7-0 in your home building like we did,” Brayden Schenn said after a 1-0 win over the Devils in which he tallied the game-winner (see story). “It’s not even that we got beat 7-0. There was no competing and a lot of things that we did wrong last night. We put that behind us and wiped the slate clean. Now we can build off this win.

“It’s not an easy building (Prudential Center) or an easy team (Devils) to play against. For us to come out and have a greasy road win feels good. It was a team effort from the goalie out. It was something to build off of." 

The Flyers' last win in the Prudential Center came on Jan. 21, 2012.

Schenn’s odd, upward deflection off a shot from Andrej Meszaros stood from 14:29 of the first period to the bitter end.

Hey, the Flyers actually pulled a game out in the final period and scored just one goal to do it. Goalie Ray Emery faced a season-low 14 shots (see Instant Replay).

“Razor (Emery) was good for us tonight,” Schenn said. “He made a lot of key saves and we had a pretty tight defense. You’re gonna have to win those games sometimes. Tonight was one of those nights and it was a good, team effort.”

Loose pucks
• Hal Gill played his first game as a Flyer, playing 14:49 while recording a hit and a plus-1 rating.
• The Flyers had zero giveaways in the game. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time that happened was Dec. 12, 2009, also at New Jersey.
• Schenn went 7 for 10 on faceoffs and Sean Couturier went 11 for 17 (65 percent) as the Flyers won 61 percent of draws in the game (37 of 61).
• Devils goalie Marty Brodeur faced 21 shots.