NEWARK, N.J. -- Goaltender Ray Emery stopped 14 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers slipped past the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Emery amassed 29 minutes in penalties for leaving his crease to fight Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby in the Flyers 7-0 drubbing in Philadelphia.
Flyers coach Craig Berube went with Emery in the second half of a back-to-back Saturday, and it paid off with his first win of the season.
Brayden Schenn scored the game's lone goal in first period.
Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur was the tough-luck loser, making 20 saves in defeat.
Schenn got the Flyers on the board with 5:31 remaining in the first period with his third goal of the season.
Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros secured a loose puck and snapped a low wrist shot toward the net. Schenn was able to deflect it just inside the far the post to beat Brodeur and give the Flyers a 1-0 edge.
It was the one highlight over a ho-hum first 40 minutes. Shots were 13-11 in favor of the Flyers after two periods, as Emery was hardly tested in his third start of the season.
Devils winger Jaromir Jagr had a chance to tie the score late in the second with Emery down and out of position, but his backhand attempt went through the crease and wide.
Michael Ryder had a chance to tie for the Devils with four minutes remaining in the third period, but his shot from the left face-off circle hit the far post behind Emery.
NOTES: Flyers RW Steve Downie (head injury) and C Vinny Lecavalier (facial contusions) were out of the lineup because of injuries sustained during their brawl with the Washington Capitals on Thursday. ... Flyers D Luke Schenn, who appeared in his team's first 12 games, was a healthy scratch. D Hal Gill made his season debut in Schenn's place. ... Devils LW Patrik Elias (upper body) and C Travis Zajac (ankle) were absent from the lineup. Coach Peter DeBoer said at the team's morning skate that only Zajac would be out vs. the Flyers, but Elias was added to the injury list before the game. ... The Devils new goal song is "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes. It was decided via fan vote after fans voiced displeasure with Bon Jovi's "This Is Our House" during the home opener.