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Game #27 - Blue Jackets at Flyers - Dec 5 2015 - 7:30 ET


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Meltzer's write up: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Bill-Meltzer/Flyers-Gameday-12515-vs-CBJ/45/73019


Key team stat comparisons (NHL overall ranking)
Non-shootout goals per game: Flyers 2.00 (29th), Blue Jackets 2.30 (26th)
Non-shootout goals against per game: Flyers 2.65 (19th), Blue Jackets 2.93 (23rd)
5-on-5 Goals For/Against Ratio: Flyers 31/38, Blue Jackets 40/51
Power play efficiency: Flyers 17.5% (21st), Blue Jackets 16.8% (24th)
Penalty killing efficiency: Flyers 79.8% (18th), Blue Jackets 81.2% (13th)
Shots per game: Flyers 30.3 (11th), Blue Jackets 29.0 (19th)
Shots against per game: Flyers 31.9 (29th), Blue Jackets 29.7 (18th)
Faceoff percentage: Flyers 50.1% (14th), Blue Jackets 47.6% (29th)
Projected lineups (subject to change, will be updated)
12 Michael Raffl - 28 Claude Giroux - 10 Brayden Schenn
24 Matt Read - 14 Sean Couturier - 17 Wayne Simmonds
76 Chris VandeVelde - 78 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 93 Jakub Voracek
21 Scott Laughton - 52 Nick Cousins - 36 Colin McDonald
15 Michael Del Zotto - 22 Luke Schenn
55 Nick Schultz - 82 Evgeny Medvedev 
23 Brandon Manning - 53 Shayne Gostisbehere
35 Steve Mason
[30 Michal Neuvirth]
Scratches: Vincent Lecavalier (healthy), R.J. Umberger (foot), Mark Streit (LTIR, displaced pubic plate), Ryan White (IR, shoulder), Sam Gagner (lacerations near left eye), Radko Gudas (NHL suspension). 
Blue Jackets
38 Boone Jenner - 19 Ryan Johansen - 71 Nick Foligno '
20 Brandon Saad - 17 Brandon Dubinsky - 13 Cam Atkinson
11 Matt Calvert - 25 William Karlsson - 41 Alexander Wennberg
9 Gregory Campbell - 39 Michael Chaput - 43 Scott Hartnell
7 Jack Johnson - 58 David Savard
27 Ryan Murray - 4 Kevin Connauton
2 Andrew Bodnarchuk - 47 Dalton Prout
30 Curtis McElhinney
[72 Sergei Bobrovsky]
Scratches: Fedor Tyutin (day-to-day, broken nose), Jared Boll (IR, foot), Rene Bourque (IR, upper body), David Clarkson (IR, jaw), Cody Goloubef (IR, jaw), Markus Hannikainen (IR, shoulder).
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I would have waited one more game on a back to back series especially after an OT win.


To be honest, I think Cousins had all of one truly good shift in the whole time he was up. It may be that he wasn't up long enough to adjust to the NHL game, or it may be that he isn't ready yet. Either way, it makes more sense to send him back down anyway.


White is better than McDonald (not the best yardstick), and Umberger was actually playing decently early on this season. They may as well play.


I'd like to see Laughton play with Voracek. I haven't been all that impressed with Laughton yet this year. Maybe playing with Jake would spark something.

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Flyers  have a tough time with the jackets  (in their head)

 see what happens with the line-up change.. be good to to get to 5 games  

Flyers win 

 5 to 2   

  Jake nets a pair..



The Devils to but they proved they are up to the task. So maybe the Jackets fall too.

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ugh, horrible match-up for the Flyers.  

I think I'd rather see Colin MacDonald play his heavy NHL game than RJ play his just miss the play NHL game.  I know it's RJ's first game back from injury but he's not good enough in a top 6 role and not physical enough for a bottom six role.  I hated seeing Hartnell have a 3 point night...that trade is bad bad bad unless we buy RJ out this off season...  Or he quits and RJ doesn't strike me as a quitter.


The  boys have been playing pretty well hopefully last's night's result is an outlier performance and not regression to the mean.

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Funny, RJ and White come back and we lose.  We have the 2 guys from the Phantoms and we were winning.  Can't they put RJ on waivers?

It's why i said i would have waited to switch up he lineup not on a.back to back game. Give them a chance to practice some together but to late for that now....

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Dave Isaac ‏@davegisaac  1m1 minute ago
Gudas has another game to go on suspension so someone will be called up. Likely either Mark Alt or Andrew MacDonald.


It should be Alt. He leads the AHL in +/- at +13 throw the kid a bone.


Leave Mcdud to rot!!!!

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