Yegor Sharangovich scored the go-ahead goal at 12:36 of the third period and the New Jersey Devils snapped a 10-game winless streak with a wild 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on Tuesday night.
Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha, Miles Wood and Connor Carrick also scored for the Devils, who saw the Flyers rally from third-period deficits twice to tie the game.
Mackenzie Blackwood made 26 saves as the Devils ended an 0-9-1 skid and won for the first time since April 8. Mikhail Maltsev scored into an empty net in the waning seconds to ice the game.
Oskar Lindblom, Philippe Myers, Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, who had rallied from a late two-goal deficit on Sunday to beat the Devils in a shootout. Brian Elliott made 21 saves for Philadelphia, whose playoffs hopes are all but gone.
The Devils built a 3-1 lead after two periods on power-play goals by Hischier and Zacha, and Wood’s third goal in as many games.
Lindblom started the Flyers’ comeback, scoring 15 seconds after Wood.
The third period was crazy with six goals. Myers, scoring for the first time in 37 games this season and Giroux, who scored the Flyers two third-period goals Sunday, scored in the opening 3:34 to tie the game at 3-all.
Carrick, who spent most of the season in the AHL, scored his first at 8:04 to give the Devils the lead, but Couturier tied the game at 12:25 with a shot from the side board.
Sharangovich got the winner 11 seconds later when Elliott and his defenseman misplayed the puck behind the net, and the Russian rookie deposited it into a vacant net.
The Flyers had two great chances to tie the game with their net empty. Devils defenseman Matt Tennyson used his stick to prevent Couturier from tying the game after he beat Blackwood, who also stopped Giroux in close before the Maltsev goal.
This was the second of four straight games between the teams. They will play again at Prudetnial Center on Thursday and meet on Saturday in Philadelphia.
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