New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier said their game at MetLife Stadium had been circled on their calendar before the season. What he didn't know was how crucial their 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night could end up being for the Devils.

"That's a win that brings the group together," said Hischier, who had two goals and an assist in front of 70,328 fans, the largest crowd to date for an NHL Stadium Series game. "We knew it was a big game at the beginning of the year. With how the standings are, it's an even a bigger game. So, this can bring the group together. We move on, we take the good feelings out of it, and now we have more business to do."