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Kinkaid has 25 saves in playing for first time since being hurt 2 weeks ago, Devils win

  • A banner is raised over the New Jersey Devils 1995 Stanley Cup winning team as they are honored before an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    A banner is raised over the New Jersey Devils 1995 Stanley Cup winning team as they are honored before an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) and fans celebrate his goal as  Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit (32), of Switzerland, skates near, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) and fans celebrate his goal as Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit (32), of Switzerland, skates near, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta (11) checks Philadelphia Flyers' Nick Schultz (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    New Jersey Devils' Stephen Gionta (11) checks Philadelphia Flyers' Nick Schultz (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Adam Henrique scored two goals and Keith Kinkaid had 25 saves in his return to the lineup to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

Jacob Josefson broke a second-period tie with a short-handed goal and defenseman Eric Gelinas added a power-play tally to help the Devils bounce back from a disappointing loss to Columbus and send the Flyers to their second loss in two days.

Stephen Gionta also scored and Steve Bernier added three assists in the game between teams whose playoff hopes are fading.

Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored for the Flyers, who did not seem at their best after blowing a late lead to Boston on Saturday before losing in overtime. Steve Mason had 16 saves.

The result left Philadelphia seven points behind Boston in the race for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Devils are 10 behind the Bruins, who have played two less games than the Flyers and one less than New Jersey.