Just as they did with Florida a week ago, the Flyers have a chance to create some separation with Columbus when they face each other again on Thursday night, as the Flyers look to complete a season sweep of the Blue Jackets on the road.
The Flyers currently hold the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference with 71 points. That is just one point behind the opponent for the next two games, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who technically hold the first wildcard spot with 72 points though they are tied for third in the division with the Islanders.
The Flyers entered the Thanksgiving holiday on a high note, securing a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets behind stellar play from Brian Elliott in the third period.
The Flyers look to go into a brief break for Thanksgiving on a high note, traveling to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
The Flyers get back to Eastern Conference play, opening a stretch of 14 straight games against Eastern Conference opponents starting with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
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The Flyers managed to blow a four-goal lead in the third period to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday before pulling out a 6-5 overtime win over Detroit. Now, the home-and-home series shifts to Detroit, where the Flyers will look to sweep the season series and keep their recent run going.
The Red Wings erased a 5-1 deficit to force overtime, but the Flyers still managed to secure two points as Travis Konecny scored the game-winner in a 6-5 overtime win.
The Flyers start a weekend home-and-home with the Detroit Red Wings, a team that enters the weekend in the bottom five in the NHL standings.
The Flyers get back to action following a disappointing road trip that forced the team’s hand to make a coaching change. They take on the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night looking to start anew with a win.
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