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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 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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