The New Jersey Devils continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory in their home opener at the Prudential Center. The Devils got goals from Travis Zajac, David Clarkson, and Ilya Kovalchuk and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his record 120th NHL shutout.
The Devils victory sent the Flyers to an 0-3 start on the lockout shortened season, while New Jersey starts 2-0 after winning on Saturday against the Islanders.
Travis Zajac and David Clarkson both scored in the first period giving the Devils a 2-0 lead, despite being out-shot 9-3. Kovalchuk added a shorthanded goal on a penalty shot in the 2nd period to seal the win.
As the game progressed, the Flyers continued to get frustrated as the Devils got better with a relentless forecheck that was just too much for the Flyers defense. Several scrums broke out in the 2nd and 3rd period with David Clarkson and Steve Bernier both dropping the gloves for New Jersey.
The Devils finished the game with a 26-24 advantage in shots. The Washington Capitals come to town on Friday night at 7 p.m. and the Devils look to continue their hot streak with another victory. Washington has started the season 0-2 and will be hungry for their first victory.