Philadelphia Flyers 18 pts (8-8-2)
Winnipeg Jets 23 pts (10-4-3)
8 p.m. ET
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic
PHI @ WPG
WPG @ PHI
Jakub Voracek, 21
Blake Wheeler, 23
Sean Couturier, 10
Mark Scheifele, 10
Jakub Voracek, 17
Blake Wheeler, 18
It has been over 156 minutes of game time since the last time the Philadelphia Flyers scored a goal. After being shutout in back-to-back games by Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild, the Flyers will look to get their offense back on track.
They will get a boost as rookie center Nolan Patrick will return to the lineup after missing the last nine games with a suspected concussion. Patrick returns in time play his first career NHL game in his hometown, so it will be a special evening for him.
Patrick excited to return, says he won’t play any differently than before concussion. #Flyers— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) November 16, 2017
Dave Hakstol would not confirm what lineup changes he will make to accommodate Patrick’s return. Either Jordan Weal or Valtreri Filppula will slide back to the left side and Jori Lehtera will sit.
The Jets currently find themselves in second place of the Central Division because they are finally getting the consistent goaltending they have been lacking for the past few seasons. It is not coming from former Flyer Steve Mason, rather youngster Connor Hellebuyck is finally living up to his potential.
The Flyers will have a tough test ahead of them tonight as Hellebuyck has yet to lose in regulation on home ice this season. He is 5-0-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in his six starts at the Bell MTS Place. He has allowed two or less goals in nine of his 12 starts. However, in his lone start versus the Flyers last season, Hellebuyck gave up four goals on 21 shots.
Probable Flyers Lineup
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek
Dale Weise - Jordan Weal - Wayne Simmonds
Valtteri Filppula - Nolan Patrick - Travis Konecny
Taylor Leier - Scott Laughton - Michael Raffl
Ivan Provorov -Robert Hagg
Shayne Gostisbehere - Brandon Manning
Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas
Brian Elliott (6-5-1, 2.59 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)
D- Andrew MacDonald (lower-body) out
Probable Jets Lineup
Kyle Connor -Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers - Bryan Little - Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev
Mathieu Perreault - Matt Hendricks - Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey - Jacob Trouba
Tobias Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov - Tyler Myers
Connor Hellebuyck (9-1-0, 2.32 GAA, .930 save %, 0 SO)
LW-Mathieu Perreault (lower-body) out