January 8, 2017
Greg Boysen

Philadelphia Flyers 47 pts (21-15-5)

@

Columbus Blue Jackets 58 pts (27-7-4)

6 pm ET

Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH

TV: TCN

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

8-Jan

PHI @ CBJ

13-Mar

CJB @ PHI

25-Mar

PHI @ CBJ

8-Apr

CJB @ PHI

Team Leaders

Flyers

Blue Jackets

Goals

Goals

Wayne Simmonds, 17

Cam Atkinson, 19

Assists

Assists

Jakub Voracek, 26

Alexander Wennberg, 26

Points

Points

Jakub Voracek, 39

Cam Atkinson, 39

After a nice win in Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon, the Flyers return to action in Columbus tonight.  The Blue Jackets were in action as well on Saturday.  After getting their 16-game winning snapped 5-0 by the Washington Capitals on Thursday, they blew a 4-1 lead in a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers last night.

Since his benching in San Jose, rookie Travis Konecny responded with some great hockey.  He was the most noticeable Flyer on the ice yesterday and has two goals and four points in his last five games.

With no morning skate today, we should expect the same lineup as we saw versus the Lightning with the only exception being Steve Mason getting the start in net.  Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky got the night off versus the Rangers so he will likely face the Flyers tonight.

Speaking of former Flyers, Sam Gagner has been a terrific addition to the Blue Jackets.  After not being able to find a spot in the Flyers lineup last year, he has 14 goals and 30 points in 37 games this season.  Not bad for a guy making $650,000 this season!

Stat of the day: The Flyers have lost eight straight games at the Nationwide Arena.  This last time they won in Columbus, the Flyers got goals from Peter Forsberg, Jeff Carter and Sami Kapanen on December 13, 2005. Robert Esche made 23 saves in goal to pick up the win.

Probable Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Matt Read

Travis Konecny - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek

Dale Weise - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds

Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Boyd Gordon

Defensive Pairings

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Michael Del Zotto - Radko Gudas

Shayne Gostisbehere - Nick Schultz

Goaltender

Steve Mason (14-13-5, 2.82 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

Injury Report

D-Mark Streit (shoulder) out

Probable Blue Jackets Lineup

Forwards

Brandon Saad - Alexander Wennberg - Nick Foligno

Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson

Matt Calvert - William Karlsson - Josh Anderson

Scott Hartnell - Lukas Sedlac - Sam Gagner

Defensive Pairings

Zach Werenski - Seth Jones

Jack Johnson - David Savard

Ryan Murray - Markus Nutivaara

Goaltender

Sergei Bobrovsky (25-6-2, 2.03 GAA, .930 save %, 3 SO)

Injury Report

RW-David Clarkson (back) out

Image Credit: AP