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(Sports Network) - A once-competitive rivalry resumes this evening when the Philadelphia Flyers welcome the New Jersey Devils to the Wachovia Center.

The Devils have taken hold of the series with the Flyers recently, winning seven in a row and nine of the last 10 meetings in the regular season. New Jersey is also 4-0 against the lowly Flyers this year, including a pair of shootout victories.

New Jersey's latest shootout win over the Flyers came on January 20 at the Meadowlands. Brian Gionta scored late in regulation and also tallied in the deciding phase to lead the Devils on that occasion.

New Jersey and the Flyers are also on opposite ends of the Atlantic Division spectrum this year. The Devils lead the division with 66 points, while Philly is last in the Atlantic and the NHL with 30 points.

The Devils are coming off Tuesday evening's loss in Atlanta. Marian Hossa scored the game-winner in the shootout and Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice in regulation to lead the Thrashers to the 5-4 decision.

Gionta, Patrick Elias, Zach Parise and John Madden each had a goal for the Devils, who have dropped two straight. Martin Brodeur made 36 saves in the loss.

Tonight marks the end of a four-game road trip for the Devils, who are 13-11-2 as the visitor this year.

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