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Johnsson, Bratt goals put Devils over Flyers, 5-2

Andreas Johnsson had two goals and two assists, Jesper Bratt had a goal and two assists and the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Sunday night.

Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist, and Nathan Bastian also scored for New Jersey. Mackenzie Blackwood made 22 saves for New Jersey, which snapped a two-game losing streak and won at home for the first time since Nov. 11.

For the Flyers, Joel Farabee scored in his third straight game and Scott Laughton had a goal and an assist. Martin Jones made 30 saves, and Philadelphia dropped its sixth game in a row.

New Jersey Devils defenseman Ryan Graves (33) skates with the puck as he is checked by Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

Bratt broke a 2-all tie with eight minutes left in the third period. Johnsson stole the puck in the Flyers zone and fed Bratt, who beat Martin Jones on a backhand shot. Bratt extended his point streak to four games and now has 14 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 12 games in November.

Bastian sealed the win with his second goal of the season — and first for the Devils. The 2016 Devils draft pick was chosen by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 expansion draft, but claimed by New Jersey off waivers Thursday.

Hamilton broke the ice for New Jersey at 5:07 of the first. It was his sixth goal of the season, which leads all Devils defensemen and is tied with Florida’s Aaron Ekblad for third-most among NHL blueliners.

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) skates with the puck as he is checked by New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

Laughton knotted the score with three minutes to go in the first with his first short-handed goal of the season. After the Flyers won a puck battle at the Devils blue line, Provorov hit Laughton with a breakout pass, and he outmuscled Devils defenseman P.K. Subban then flipped a backhand shot past Blackwood.

Johnsson snapped a 1-all tie with his eighth goal of the season at 1:47 of the second. Then, the Flyers tied the game at 3:04 in the third when Laughton took an errant pass behind the Devils net, then fed Farabee for his seventh goal of the season, pulling him into a tie with Cam Atkinson and Claude Giroux for the team lead.

DEVILS FIGHT CANCER

New Jersey Devils defenseman Mason Geertsen (55) and Philadelphia Flyers center Zack MacEwen (17) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

New Jersey held its annual Hockey Fights Cancer game on Sunday. Lucas Files, a 12-year-old Devils fan from Manahawkin, New Jersey, who completed treatment from acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2018, dropped the puck for a ceremonial faceoff between New Jersey captain Nico Hischier and Flyers forward and cancer survivor Oskar Lindblom.

STILL SLIDING

The Flyers haven’t won in regulation since defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Nov. 12. They've fallen to 1-5-2 and been outscored 31-15 in that span.

New Jersey Devils defenseman Ryan Graves (33) passes the puck as Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (70) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

WELCOME BACK

Devils defenseman Ty Smith returned to the lineup after missing the past two games as a healthy scratch. He played 15:24 and was plus-1.

INJURY UPDATE

Flyers center Nate Thompson is sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Thompson was hurt in the third period Philadelphia’s 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday.

New Jersey Devils center Michael McLeod (20) skates with the puck as he is checked by Philadelphia Flyers center Morgan Frost (48) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

UP NEXT

Philadelphia: Tuesday's scheduled game against the Islanders was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak for New York, so the next game is at New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

New Jersey: Closes two-game homestand by taking on San Jose on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones (35) stops the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)

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Philadelphia Flyers left wing Scott Laughton (21) skates with the puck as he is checked by New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP PhotoBill Kostroun)