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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, 11.02.2013 / 8:59 AM / 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 - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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