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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at New Jersey Devils

Flyers return to action as they travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils

Saturday, 11.2.2013 / 8:59 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers (3-9-0--6pts)
vs
  New Jersey Devils (3-5-4--10pts)
TV: CSN RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

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1. THE RIVALRY
This is the first of four meetings on the year between the two clubs and first of two meetings within a week (Nov. 7 at Phila.)… The Devils are 3-1-1 in their last five games and have won two straight games coming into tonight - the first time all season… Last season, the Flyers went 1-4-0 against the Devils, but overall have a winning mark against the Devils going 77-94-15 for a .568 winning percentage.

2. THE PENALTIES
The Flyers recorded 99 penalty minutes in last night's game vs. Washington, bringing their season total to 268 PIM's and an average of 22.3 minutes per-game, both of which lead the NHL… The New Jersey Devils come into tonight's game, the least penalized team with 84 PIM and an average of 7.0 minutes per-game - they are the only NHL team with under 100 penalty minutes for the season.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Flyers will have two players out of the lineup for tonight - Vinny Lecavalier is out with a facial injury while Steve Downie suffered a concussion in last night's game vs. Washington… Tonight is the first of five road games the Flyers play in their next seven overall contests… Tonight is the Flyers third set of back-to-back games, they are 0-2-0 in the first two… All three of the Flyers wins this season have come when the team scores first, they are 3-3-0 when doing so and 0-6-0 when the opponent scores first… The Devils are the only Eastern Conference team without a regulation loss at home.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Claude Giroux - (C) #28
Claude Giroux leads the Flyers in assists (6)… He led the club in the season series against the Devils last year with three points (all assists)… This season, He has played the most minutes of any Flyer (261:43) and average time-on-ice (21:48) per game, which ranks eighth among all NHL forwards… In his career against the Devils, Giroux has nearly a point-per-game with 22 points (6g-16a) in 24 games.

5. Player to watch DEVILS: Jaromir Jagr - (C) #68
At 41-years old, Jagr enters his 20th season in the NHL… He is the team leader in scoring so far this season with 10 points (3g-7a) in 12 games… He comes into tonight's game with a five-game point streak where he has a goal and five assists in that span… Over the course of his 20-year NHL career, Jagr has posted 40 goals and 67 assists for 107 points in 86 games against the Flyers… Jagr played one season with the Flyers (2011-12), posting 54 points (19g-35a) in 73 regular season games.

QUOTABLE
"You pick yourself up and you go play. That’s it. Everybody has been involved in these games before. They’re not fun obviously but you know you can’t sit there and dwell on it, we’ve got to go play a game tomorrow. Compete tomorrow, work hard, that’s what you do."
- Flyers head coach Craig Berube

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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