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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
FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs New Jersey Devils: Flyers return to action as they travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils
Philadelphia Flyers (3-9-0--6pts)
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  New Jersey Devils (3-5-4--10pts)
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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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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