Flyers suffer first loss

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Brian Rolston scored a short-handed goal as the New Jersey Devils handed the Philadelphia Flyers their first loss of the season, 3-2. Brendan Morrison and Randy McKay also scored for the Devils who haven't lost to Philadelphia in the six last games.

Eric Desjardins and Eric Lindros scored for the Flyers who saw their five-game unbeaten streak come to an end.

"I feel like I let the guys down tonight," John LeClair said. "We had a lot of great scoring chances. The puck just didn't go in."

The Flyers continue to play poorly against strong teams in the league. That is especially true about the Devils who seem to own the Flyers' number, winning the last season series 4-0-1 and getting a nice start on this year's series.

"I think it's very disappointing, to lose against a divisional team, especially when you have a 1-0 lead," said goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck. "I don't think anybody's happy about it."

The season is still young, but it must be disconcerting to Flyers fans to see their team seemingly following last season's script.

"We'll get another chance." Eric Lindros said.

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