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Flyers try to pick up the pace in Jersey

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10/14 11:04:04 ET

(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a slow start and will try to get on the winning track tonight when they open a four-game road trip against the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena.

Philadelphia has lost three of its four games this season, including Wednesday's 3-1 setback against the Montreal Canadiens at the Wachovia Center. Just one day after defeating the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Flyers couldn't carry over the spirit versus the Habs.

Montreal goaltender David Aebischer was a wall between the pipes and blocked 27-of-28 shots against the Flyers, who got a goal from R.J. Umberger and assists by Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble.

Flyers netminder Antero Niittymaki blocked 20-of-22 shots in his third straight start, with the final goal scored on an empty net.

After visiting the Devils, Philadelphia will head to Buffalo, Tampa Bay and Florida to close out the road trip.

Peter Forsberg leads the Flyers with five points and Simon Gagne has a team- high three goals.

Meanwhile, the Devils have won two of their three games this season and posted a 7-6 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

John Madden scored twice in regulation and also tallied the decisive goal as the fourth skater in the shootout to lead New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena. The game was the home opener for New Jersey.

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