Flyers-Devils: A Historic Showdown

Ben HarrisCorrespondent IFebruary 15, 2008

This is preview of the Flyers-Devils game in late January that I wrote just for the fun of it. I have a Flyers-Penguins preview that I am also posting. Please comment, I love hearing reader feedback.

Tuesday January 22, 2008

Wachovia Center

Philadelphia, PA.

Flyers vs. Devils

 

An old rivalry will be renewed tonight at the Wachovia Center when the Philadelphia Flyers (26-25) play host to the New Jersey Devils (27-17).

 

The Flyers and Devils are tied for second place in the Atlantic Division, each just one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. The winner of this contest will capture sole possession of first place in the Atlantic.

 

Today’s game will test if the Flyers current streak of 10-1-1 in their last 12 games can over power their struggles in the past years with the Devils.

 

Since the 2006-07 season when Antero Nittymaki and Robert Esche switched off games defending the pipes, the Flyers are a disgraceful 2-11 in the last 13 against the Devils.

 

The Flyers displayed just how well they have been playing by beating the best team in the East and the second best team in the whole NHL, the Ottawa Senators two nights ago 6-1.

 

The Devils are also coming off of a recent win. Sunday night the Flyers defeated the struggling Maple Leafs 3-2. The Flyers surging power play (#1 in the NHL) will be countered by a skilled penalty kill led by Jamie Langenbrunner, John Madden, and star defenseman Colin White.

 

Both East Coast teams will be tested tonight when the puck is dropped at the Wachovia Center in South Philly.