Final
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Flyers battling for playoff spot

Apr 4, 2008 - 1:34 PM New Jersey (45-28-7) at Philadelphia (40-29-11) 7:00 pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Philadelphia Flyers suddenly find themselves in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Flyers try to get back into the playoff picture Friday when they host the New Jersey Devils.

Philadelphia gave up eighth place on Thursday as Washington (42-31-8) overtook them on the heels of a 4-1 win against Tampa Bay.

The Flyers were 5-0-1 in their previous six games before suffering a crucial 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter scored for Philadelphia in the loss.

The Devils moved four points ahead of the idle New York Rangers (41-27-11) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday by forging a 3-2 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins.

Zach Parise scored in the fourth round of the shootout while Dainius Zubrus and David Clarkson each tallied in regulation to lead New Jersey to its third consecutive victory with all three coming after regulation.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 0 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 25 (R.J. UMBERGER, VACLAV PROSPAL) 5:41
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: PHI - SCOTTIE UPSHALL 13 (JEFF CARTER, RANDY JONES) 11:16
    PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 20 (MIKE RICHARDS) 11:53
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: NJD -

    Apr 4 9:29 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    3RD PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 20 (MIKE RICHARDS) 11:53

    Devils 0, Flyers 3  3rd - 8:07Apr 4 9:13 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) SCOTTIE UPSHALL 13 (JEFF CARTER, RANDY JONES)
    11:16

    Devils 0, Flyers 2  3rd - 8:44Apr 4 9:10 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 25 (R.J. UMBERGER, VACLAV PROSPAL) 5:41
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 6 6 12
    PHI 14 17 31
    GOALIES: NJD

    Apr 4 8:32 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NEW JERSEY 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 25 (R.J. UMBERGER, VACLAV PROSPAL) 5:41
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NJD 6 6
    PHI 14 14
    GOALIES: NJD - MARTIN BRODE

    Apr 4 7:41 PM


  • NHL
    NEW JERSEY 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 25 (R.J. UMBERGER, VACLAV PROSPAL) 5:44

    Devils 0, Flyers 1  1st - 14:16Apr 4 7:21 PM