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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
Flyers take on the New Jersey Devils in preseason action.
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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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