After taking a loss in Columbus last Thursday, the Flyers return home didn’t go as planned. A pair of losses in back-to-back afternoon games suddenly have turned a 7-3-2 start back into a 7-6-3 record with three straight regulation losses.
The Flyers are back on the road and back in Columbus looking to stop the bleeding, this time to start a three-game road trip on Tuesday night against the Blue Jackets.
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Travis Konecny has been the driving force behind the Flyers offense of late. In the last five games, Konecny has two goals and four assists, directly contributing to six of the 11 goals the team has scored in that time.
Johnny Gaudreau had his best game in Columbus when the Flyers came to town last Thursday, scoring a goal and adding two assists for three points. Entering that game, Gaudreau had just two points in his previous six games. He’ll be leaned on again with several key players out for the Blue Jackets.
Carter Hart gets the start for the Flyers. Hart has been on the hook for the loss in his last two starts, but has still performed well, allowing three goals in each and helping keep the team in the game.
Elvis Merzlikins gets the start for Columbus. Merzlikins will make his first appearance in goal in over a week, when he allowed five goals on 35 shots to the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 4. Merzlikins has lost four straight starts, allowing 22 goals in those games.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Cam Atkinson (injury), James van Riemsdyk (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Wade Allison (injury)
Blue Jackets Scratches: Justin Danforth (injury), Adam Boqvist (injury), Jake Voracek (injury), Zach Werenski (injury), Nick Blankenburg (injury), Patrik Laine (injury), Gavin Bayreuther (healthy), Jack Roslovic (healthy)
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