Defenseman Luke Schenn returned to the Flyers lineup Thursday against New Jersey, replacing Michael Del Zotto after being a healthy scratch the previous two games.
"You keep a good attitude, and whether you get taken out or not, you don't let things get to you and take it personally," Schenn said before the game. "At the end of your career, there's always going to be bumps in the road and ups and downs. You always continue to fight through it, and this year is no different. . . . I think it probably makes you stronger at the end."
Schenn, who started the night with a team-worst minus-12 rating this year, was paired with Andrew MacDonald for just the fourth time this season. Schenn had a game-high four blocked shots and finished at plus-1 in the 4-1 win over ther Devils.
Ageless Jagr. After the morning skate, former Flyer Jaromir Jagr smiled and said that he hopes to play to the same age as Gordie Howe (52) and that he will return to the Flyers someday. "Give me three years," he said.
He was kidding on both counts. We think.
Then again, never put anything past the 42-year-old Jagr, who entered the night as the Devils' leading scorer with 17 points.
No respect. Despite being among the NHL's scoring leaders, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux are just 14th and 25th, respectively, in the fans' all-star voting.
Breakaways. GM Ron Hextall said several of the Flyers have been vaccinated recently to combat the mumps outbreak in the NHL. . . . Vinny Lecavalier was a healthy scratch for the fifth straight game.