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In what was the most frightening moment of the season on the ice for the Flyers, Michal Neuvirth inexplicably collapsed in net Saturday night against the Devils.

Neuvirth's collapse during a faceoff came less than eight minutes into play (see story). He was taken off on a stretcher, conscious and moving.
 
Neuvirth remained at Pennsylvania Hospital overnight being observed and was alert, the club said without adding any more detail.

The Flyers, leading 1-0 at the time of the scary incident, went on to defeat New Jersey, 3-0, at the Wells Fargo Center for the first time in four games this season.
 
Anthony Stolarz, who had been recalled late in the day from the Phantoms when Steve Mason became ill, replaced Neuvirth. Neuvirth gets the win because he was leading when he left the game.

Neuvirth was the scheduled starter, as Mason was to play Sunday in New York against the Rangers.

Because both Boston and Toronto won, the Flyers remain six points out of the wild card, but the Bruins reduced the Flyers' tragic number for elimination to two points nonetheless.

Notable goals
Jordan Weal's power-play goal in the second period was his seventh goal in his last 13 games, and fourth in as many games. It gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead.

 

Goalie report
Stolarz came into the game stone cold without any warmups and had to make four saves before the first period ended. He faced 14 shots in the opening period and finished with 26 saves.

Power play
It was the third game in succession the Flyers have scored on the power play. Brayden Schenn scored his 17th power-play goal -- tied for the NHL lead -- at 7:28 in the first period to give the Flyers a rare 1-0 lead on the Devils this season.

The Flyers were 2 for 5. They haven't had two power-play tallies in a game since Feb. 28 against Colorado.
 
Penalty kill
The Flyers' PK units did an effective job against New Jersey. The Devils were 0 for 4.

Ejected
New Jersey's Dalton Prout was handed a game misconduct for a blind hit on Radko Gudas in the second period. Moments later, Dale Weise was ejected for a retaliatory hit on Kyle Palmieri.
  
Injuries
Neuvirth's injury remains undetermined, though Weal said after the game an illness has been going through the Flyers' locker room. Gudas took a head shot and returned in the second period but missed the third with likely concussion symptoms.
 
Fights
Wayne Simmonds got the decision over Prout after the latter's hit on Gudas.

Recalled
Forward Colin McDonald, who scored a goal, and Stolarz.

Scratches
Forwards Nick Cousins (concussion), Roman Lyubimov (healthy), Michael Raffl (left knee) and Matt Read (broken right arm); defenseman Nick Schultz (healthy); and Mason (illness).
 
Up next
The Flyers head to New York after the game to complete the backend of a back-to-back set. They'll face the Rangers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.