New Jersey Devils, Gritty
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The New Jersey Devils were chirped hard over Twitter by the Flyers, and to make matters worse, they were also shutout by Philadelphia. 

NEWARK, NJ – The Philadelphia Flyers were prepared on Wednesday night when they hosted former teammate Wayne Simmonds and the winless New Jersey Devils.

Philadelphia defeated the Devils 4-0, which marked the first time the Flyers shutout their longtime rival since April 1, 2017.

Perhaps the Broad St. Bullies proved that they were more than prepared both on and off the ice to “bully” and chirp the Devils hard in the process.

The Flyers twitter account started the banter by tweeting a photo of their mascot, Gritty, holding up a sign aimed to poke some fun at Devils’ defenseman P.K. Subban.


“Lindsey,” was in reference to Subban’s finance, Lindsey Vonn, who was a former World Cup champion alpine ski racer. Yes, the two considered a “power couple” in the celebrity world.

The Devils tried to answer back with a tweet of P.K. portraying his finesse moves and warmup routine, but the rest of the night was far from pretty for Jersey.


Yes, the Devils held their opponents to a scoreless first period for the first time in over five periods of regulation hockey, but Jersey’s play on the ice digressed painfully which opened the floodgates for the Flyers’ Twitter account to have some fun.

“Have some fun” might be an understatement, as it appeared the Flyers had a plan to go all-in chirping the Devils via social, all night on Wednesday and into the next day.


Was it over the top for the second week of the season?

Probably … but the best chirp of the night may have come during the postgame when the Flyers mocked the Devils’ 2019-20 slogan, “We are the ones.”

It was clever.

Unfortunately, the Devils weren’t able to chirp back over Twitter, especially after they played one average period of hockey, were outshot and appeared out of sync in various aspects in all three zones of the ice.

Although, one can imagine that the Devils will be more prepared on the ice, and via social media, the next time “We are the ones” take on the Flyers on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Prudential Center.

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