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


Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

16-Nov

PHI @ WPG

10-Mar

WPG @ PHI


Team Leaders

Flyers

Jets

Jakub Voracek, 21

Points

Blake Wheeler, 23

Sean Couturier, 10

Goals

Mark Scheifele, 10

Jakub Voracek, 17

Assists

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.

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

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek

Dale Weise - Jordan Weal - Wayne Simmonds

Valtteri Filppula - Nolan Patrick - Travis Konecny

Taylor Leier - Scott Laughton - Michael Raffl

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov -Robert Hagg

Shayne Gostisbehere - Brandon Manning

Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas

GOALTENDER

Brian Elliott (6-5-1, 2.59 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D- Andrew MacDonald (lower-body) out


Probable Jets Lineup

FORWARDS

Kyle Connor -Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Nikolaj Ehlers - Bryan Little - Patrik Laine

Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev

Mathieu Perreault - Matt Hendricks - Joel Armia

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Josh Morrissey - Jacob Trouba

Tobias Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien

Dmitry Kulikov - Tyler Myers

GOALTENDER

Connor Hellebuyck (9-1-0, 2.32 GAA, .930 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Mathieu Perreault (lower-body) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
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