Sislo scores winner in Devils’ 2-1 win over FlyersSislo’s goal earned the No. 9 spot on Tuesday night’s ESPN’s Top 10 Plays.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Superior’s Mike Sislo scored the winner at 7:34 of the third period in the New Jersey Devils’ 2-1 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky opened the scoring at 6:37 of the first period, dancing around Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson and evading goalie Ray Emery before backhanding the puck in from behind the goal line.
Sislo scored a similar goal when he beat Andrej Meszaros and beat Emery low on his stick side.
The Flyers got with 2-1 when defenseman Kimmo Timonen scored on the power play at 18:29 of the third period.
Emery had 17 saves and Cory Schneider stopped 21 shots for New Jersey.
The teams will complete the home-and-home series Thursday night in Newark.
Sislo’s goal earned the No. 9 spot on Tuesday night’s ESPN’s Top 10 Plays.
After taking a backhand feed from Rod Pelley between the circles, Sislo pulled the puck to his backhand to go around Meszaros and, while on his knees, slid a back-hander past Emery’s right pad.
Sislo, who is trying to be the first from Superior to play in the NHL, will find out if he will be playing in New Jersey or with the Devils’ minor league team in Albany, N.Y., when teams cut down to the 23-man limit for Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL deadline.
Sislo’s goal may be seen on the web at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzMYY2j-rJ8
More on Sislo may also be found at http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/#sthash.EEkAaMr2.dpuf.