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NEWARK, NJ. – Carter Hart was outstanding in leading the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center.

The Flyers needed every bit of brilliance from their goaltender. They were outshot 49-24, but found a way, thanks in large part to Hart.

“Like I’ve been saying all year, Carter Hart keeps us going every game,” Travis Konecny ​​said.

Konecny ​​scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period. Noah Cates made two assists.

Rasmus Ristolainen made a great defensive play to help seal the win for the Flyers in the final seconds.

The Flyers (10-14-7) went 1-1-2 on their four-game road trip. All four games were decided by one goal.

John Tortorella’s club really struggled with it from a win-loss standpoint. The Flyers have two wins in their last 18 games (2-11-5).

This one was needed.

“Find a road league,” Tortorella said. “Tonight we found a way.”

The Flyers are 2-1-0 against the Devils (21-7-2) this season. The clubs will meet once again on February 25, again here in Newark.

“I think we can play with anybody,” Scott Luton said. “We went to extra time where the game went in the opposite direction. If we play physical and strong on our front then pull back after them and not make side plays in blue and red. [lines]we are a tough team to play against.

“We have a lot of big bodies going on their D and defenders don’t want to drop back to run. That’s what we did tonight.

“You get four points on the road. I know you lose three of them, but you have to take something from it.”

• After not starting Tuesday for the first time since Nov. 26, Hart returned to the gridiron.

The 24-year-old was superb, finishing with a career-high 48 saves. He had 48 earlier this season.

“I just liked his whole demeanor during the game,” Tortorella said. “I’m not a goalkeeper coach, but there wasn’t too much movement, he looked calm. This is one of the best games I’ve seen him play.”

In the first period, Hart had to stop 15 shots, and at the end of the second period, he had 29 saves.

Jack Hughes’ goal was the one you put your hat on as a goalkeeper.

New Jersey netminder Vitek Wanecek stopped 22 of the Flyers’ 24 shots.

• The Flyers improved to 2-4-6 when tied entering the third period. They needed this very much for their morale.

“Coach challenged us to a mental battle,” Cates said. “After a long journey coming from the West Coast, I think we’ve made progress. We were just mentally sharp, did the little things we had to do to get this win.”

• The Flyers’ power play had its moments, but tied the score in the second period.

Luton punched back after playing the Flyers even at 1-1.

The club’s man advantage ended at 1-for-5. His free throw went 2-for-3 and survived 38 seconds of a 5-on-3 mid-range.

“It was by no means a clean game for us,” said Konechny. “So if we can still get a win by playing somewhat the right way and the way we’ve been working, then I can imagine how much better it can be.”

• Flyers leading scorer Kevin Hayes (29 points in 31 games) benched Tortorella for the entire third period.

For the second time in the third period, the head coach benched Hayes.

This time, Tortorella may have been unhappy with Hayes’ neutral zone turnover late in the second quarter.

“Oh, I’m not going to talk [about that]”It was my decision not to play him, but I’m not going to get too involved.”

I’m not sure sitting Hayes for the entire third period is a smart move in a 1-1 game. There are many ways to illustrate or teach a lesson about his circulation.

Hayes has produced all season. One mistake and he’s glued to the bench. Something to watch over the weekend.

• Hughes wasted little time making his mark on the game.

Four and a half minutes in, the 2019 first overall pick ran through one of the Flyers’ penalty kill units and beat Hart with a foul shot.

The Flyers trailed 1-0 at halftime.

With a chance to answer, the Flyers had 3:17 left in the opening frame on the power play but were unable to register a shot.

Cates scored the only shot with a four-minute lead.

• Nicolas Deslaurers and Michael McLeod had a great fight in the second round.

The Flyers have felt Deslauriers’ presence against the Devils’ fourth line going back to the season opener.

Two and a half minutes into Deslauriers’ fight, Joel Faraby dropped the gloves with Brendan Smith.

“It was a big fight for us,” Hart said. “To force the boys, both bent over. It really energized us.”

The game got pretty intense during the middle frame.

Moreover. “Very inconsistent” Farabi does not feel sorry for himself in an offensive slump

• Tony DeAngelo did not play on the Flyers’ road trip. He was a healthy scratch last Friday and has been unavailable for the last three games due to a family issue.

“Tony and I talked last night,” Tortorella said before the Flyers’ morning skate on Thursday. “It was more or less about his family situation, not about coming back. I’m still not sure about that.”

Zach McEwen returned to the lineup after missing the Flyers’ 3-2 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.

With Patrick Brown and Max Willman both out with upper-body injuries, Oll Lixel was called up after the morning skate.

The 23-year-old player, who appeared on the left wing of the third line, played more than 10 minutes.

Lixel has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 16 games with AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley.

• The Flyers return home to face the Rangers on Saturday (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

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