Jake Voracek had a goal and had two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers finally played some solid defense in a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Voracek, who was demoted from the Flyers’ top line, took a loose puck at center ice and kept it himself on a 2-on-1 breakaway, beating Keith Kinkaid for his third goal of the season to put the Flyers ahead 3-2 with 3:10 remaining.

Travis Konecny and Nolan Patrick also scored, and Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds added empty-net goals for the Flyers, who limited the Devils to just 21 shots. Philadelphia had allowed four goals or more in five of its first seven games.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Brian Elliott, left, and Nolan Patrick celebrate the 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Brian Elliott, who was pulled after giving up four goals to the Florida Panthers last Tuesday, bounced back to make 19 saves and earn his second win of the season.

Damon Severson and Brian Boyle scored for the Devils, who have lost two straight games after winning their first four. Kinkaid made 16 saves.

Voracek stripped Will Butcher and made a cross-ice pass to Patrick for a tap-in goal that put the Flyers ahead 2-1 with about a minute left in the second period. Voracek added his second assist on Laughton’s empty-netter.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Brian Elliott tracks an incoming shot on goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Konecny scored the Flyers’ first goal with a wrist shot from the right circle on a power play, his second of the season after going without a goal in his first six games. It was the first goal this season from Philadelphia’s second power-play unit.

Simmonds’ goal was his sixth of the season.

The loose puck is knocked away by Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott, rear, as New Jersey Devils’ Brian Boyle tries to control it during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Severson put the Devils ahead just over four minutes into the game.

Boyle tied it for New Jersey with a power-play goal early in the third period. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol challenged the goal, citing goaltender interference, and although Kyle Palmieri’s skate was in the crease and made contact with Elliott’s stick, replay officials ruled the contact was incidental and let the goal stand.

NOTES: The Devils have scored at least one power-play goal in each of their six games. … This was the Devils’ first true road game of the season, although they played their season opener in Sweden against the Edmonton Oilers. … Hakstol juggled his defensive pairings in-game, breaking up his top pairing of Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere for the first time in nearly a year. The Flyers entered play Saturday with the second-most goals allowed in the NHL. … Patrick returned to the Flyers’ lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury, replacing Corban Knight, who played in his first NHL game last Thursday.

New Jersey Devils’ Mirco Mueller, center, is knocked of his skates near the goal crease by Philadelphia Flyers’ Dale Weise, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

UP NEXT

Devils: Get four days off before hosting the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick smiles as her skates to the bench after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. With him at right is Scott Laughton. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Flyers: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. The Flyers lost 5-2 on their lone visit to Denver earlier this month.

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Source: The Associated Press

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