NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Matt Read scored on a 2-on-1 break 3:24 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Friday night for their season-high fourth straight victory.
Jakub Voracek set up power-play goals by red-shot Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux, and Michal Neuvirth made 15 saves while helping the Flyers to their third regulation win (3-10-2) over New Jersey since the start of the 2012-13 season.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Philadelphia.
Mike Cammalleri, Stefan Matteau and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils in a feisty game that featured a couple of scrums and one fight.
Read skated with Sean Couturier for his big 2-on-1 in OT. He faked several shots with defenseman Andy Greene taking away his passing lane, and then fired the puck off Cory Schneider‘s shoulder, with the shot crawling into the net for his fourth goal.
Cammalleri tied it with 1:01 left in regulation with a power-play goal on which the Devils had pulled Schneider for an extra skater. It was his 10th goal of the season and ended a streak of 24 straight penalty kills for the Flyers.
Lee Stempniak got the primary assist on Cammalleri’s third goal in two games by kicking the puck from out in front of the net to his teammate in the left circle for a shot that beat Neuvirth.
The Flyers had taken a 3-2 lead with 10:30 left in the period on a rebound in close by Bellemare.
The Devils jumped in front 6:36 into the first period when Neuvirth gave up a horrible goal. Matteau skated the puck from his own blue line into the right corner in the Flyers’ end and backhanded a shot at the goaltender along the ice. Neuvirth misplayed the puck and Mattteau got his first goal of the season.
Simmonds tied it a little more than three minutes later on a power play. Giroux sent a cross-ice pass from the left circle to Voracek in the right circle. He found Simmonds at the left side of the net with a quick pass that seemed to go into the net off his skate. The play was reviewed and the goal was allowed.
NOTES: Simmonds’ power-play goal was the first allowed by the Devils at home since Oct. 31 against Islanders. They had killed off 23 straight short-handed situations. … Flyers’ Scott Laughton got the best of Devils’ Bobby Farnham in a one-punch, second-period fight. … The teams have split two games this season.