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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Blue Jackets

Flyers return home to take on Metro rival, look for third straight win

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Philadelphia Flyers (4-3-1, 9pts)
vs.
Columbus Blue Jackets (5-3-2, 12pts)

at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

EXPANDED GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS
Season Series (2018-19): 0-2-2
All-Time Record: 36gp (12-13-3-8)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 11-pts (4g-7a)
CBJ - Seth Jones (1g-5a) & Pierre-Luc Dubois (4g-2a): 6-pts

1. BREAK IT DOWN
The Flyers come into tonight winners of two straight and look for their first three-game winning streak of the season... Tonight also kicks off a stretch that sees the Flyers play five games in an eight-day span... After beginning the season playing seven of eight games against Western Conference teams, the Flyers will now play 14 straight games against the East, including their next four games in the Metropolitan Division.

2. OT, OH MY!
The Blue Jackets enter tonight unbeaten in regulation in their last six games, going 4-0-2... They have also played four straight games decided in overtime - dropping the first two, but rebounded to win the last two... The Blue Jackets lead all NHL teams in games decided past regulation (5) with half of their games this season decided in overtime... Columbus has also played eight straight games that have been decided by one goal coming into tonight.

3. OT, OH MY - PART 2
The Flyers have dropped five straight to Columbus, who also swept last year's season series... In addition to the Jackets playing past regulation this season, the Flyers and Blue Jackets also have a history of going over 60 minutes - nine of the last 19 meetings have been decided past regulation (OT: 6, SO: 3), while 12 of the 19 have been decided by one goal... Of the nine games decided in OT or shootout, the Flyers have dropped eight of them.

4. GOALS, GOALS & SHOTS ON GOAL
Through their first four home games, the Flyers have averaged 3.75 goals per-game, compared to 2.5 in their four road games... The Flyers are ranked third in the NHL in average goals scored in the third period (1.375)... The Blue Jackets have all five of their wins when scoring the first goal and have dropped all five games when allowing the first goal of the game... Both teams rank in the Top 5 in most shots per-game (PHI: 3rd-34.6, CBJ: 4th-34.4), and both teams rank in the Top 10 in fewest shots allowed per-game (PHI: 1st-26.9, CBJ: 7th-29.6).

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
 FLYERS (RW: #11 - Travis Konecny)
Konecny not only leads the team in scoring, but he has recorded a point in seven of the team's first eight games... In addition, he has eight of his 10 points this season playing at home (4g-4a)... He also has the most points against the Blue Jackets than any other NHL team in his career with 10 points (3g-7a) in 11 games.

 BLUE JACKETS (RW: #13 - Cam Atkinson)
Has points in two straight and three of his last four games, including the overtime game-winner from their last outing - a 4-3 win over Carolina... Last season, Atkinson posted four goals and five points in the four-game season series against the Flyers... Atkinson is second all-time in goals (189) and points (347) in Blue Jackets history since they entered the league in 2000-01... He and Flyers forward Kevin Hayes were teammates on Boston College in 2010-11.

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