Flyers @ Blue Jackets
Last Game: Loss, 3-2 v. Hurricanes (Wed. Jan 22nd)
Streak: Lost 2
- The Flyers are 7-3-3 all-time against the Blue Jackets and 2-3-2 all-time at Nationwide Arena.
- This is the first time the Flyers have played more than one game in Columbus in a season ever.
- The Flyers loss last night to the Hurricanes snapped a four-game point streak.
- Tonight is the second game of a back-to-back and the Flyers are 6-1 in the second half o back-to-backs this season.
- Wayne Simmonds is one goal away from 100 in the NHL while Steve Downie is one assist away from his 100th.
- Simmonds and Scott Hartnell both have five-game scoring streaks. Hartnell extended his last night with his third period goal while Wayne Simmonds got the primary assist on the goal to extend his streak.
Last Game: Win, 5-3 v. Kings (Tue. Jan 21st)
Streak: Won 7
- Columbus will play their 1,000th game in franchise history tonight against the Flyers.
- Entering the night, the Blue Jackets are on a franchise-record and NHL-best seven-game win streak.
- The Blue Jackets are 11-3-0 since the Flyers scored five third period goals to comeback and win 5-4 on December 19th at the Wells Fargo Center.
- Columbus is 8-1-0 in the month of January, the best in the NHL, and 9-2-1 in their last 12 home games.
- The Blue Jackets are 17-8-2 when winning at least 50% of their faceoffs.
- Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is 21-8-5 with a 1.87 GAA and a .936 SV% in 34 carer games at Nationwide Arena.
6-8-1, 2.85 GAA, .901 SV%
Emery, 31, was in goal Monday against the Islanders and was hung out to dry as New York fired 43 shots his way. Emery stopped 40 and got the Flyers to a shootout but only stopped one of the four shooters as the Flyers lost 4-3. In six career games against Columbus, Emery is 3-1-1 with a 3.01 GAA and a .886 SV%.
16-11-2, 2.55 GAA, .915 SV%
Bobrovsky, 25, is really starting to find a groove and has been the key to the Blue Jackets latest surge. Bobrovsky has won eight straight starts including Tuesday where he stopped 26 of 29 shots fired his way en route to a 5-3 win over Los Angeles. Bobrovsky played his first two seasons with the Flyers but was traded in June 2012. He has never faced his former team.