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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils

Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 12:03 PM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers (1-2-1)
vs.
New Jersey Devils (2-2-0)

TV: TCN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

1. COMING INTO TONIGHT
The Flyers come into tonight's game after a week-long break in game action… Since then, the team has trimmed the roster by 34 with 29 players remaining and traveled to Lake Placid, NY for practice and team bonding exercises… The Devils come into tonight having played in Montreal last night, suffering a 3-2 loss… This also opens up a home-and-home series for New Jersey, who host the Flyers at the Prudential Center on Thursday, which will be their third game in a four-day span and final game of the preseason… The Flyers will play three games in a four-night span and wrap up their home preseason schedule tonight.

2. LEADING THE TEAM(S)
Rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas leads the New Jersey Devils in scoring with three points (1g-2a) in three games in the preseason - he is also tied for second on the team with six shots on goal, which the most of any Devils defenseman… Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek lead the Flyers in scoring with three points (1g-2a) and Voracek leads the team with eight shots on goal through his two preseason games… The Devils have had 95 penalty minutes in their four games, while the Flyers have had 75 PIMs.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
Only one player on the Devils roster (C - Jacob Josefson) has played in all four preseason games, while NO Flyers player has played more than two preseason games thus far… The Flyers have had 19 power-plays through four preseason games and the Devils have had 18 opportunities in their four games - the NHL leaders are Montreal who have had 31 opportunities in five games and Edmonton with 29 opportunities in six games… Of the 68 preseason games played in the NHL thus far, 23 have gone past regulation play (33.8 percent), 16 of the 23 have gone to a shootout.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Claude Giroux - (C) #28
The captain is back in the line-up… Claude Giroux will make his first appearance in the preseason tonight… He has led the team in scoring in each of the last three seasons, where he has also averaged at least a point-per game… He was one of two players last season to have played in all 48 games (Voracek being the other).

5. Player to watch DEVILS: Patrik Elias - (LW) #26
The Devils legendary forward has appeared in just one preseason game and made it a multi-point contest, scoring a goal on his only shot and adding an assist… Elias enters his 18th season in the NHL, all of which he has played with the Devils, appearing in over 1,000 NHL games (1,090) and posting 930 points in the regular season and 162 games with 125 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including two Championships.

QUOTABLE
"There's depth, there's room (on the roster) and we're still looking. Things aren't settled here yet so it should be interesting."
- Peter Laviolette

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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