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Game #15 Preview: Blue Jackets and Flyers meet again in Columbus

The two teams met last Thursday and the Flyers will undoubtedly be looking for revenge.

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Philadephia Flyers v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:30 PM ET
Nationwide Arena - Columbus, Ohio
TV: ESPN+/Hulu; Radio: 97.1 FM
Opponent’s Blog: Broad Street Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers (7-6-2, 16 points, 5th Metro, 11th East)

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Columbus Blue Jackets (4-9-1, 9 points, 8th Metro, 16th East)

The Blue Jackets now have points in two straight games. Tonight they will once again take on the Flyers, who have lost three in a row. The Jackets can’t take the Philly losing streak for granted as the Flyers, along with Tortorella, will surely be looking for revenge after their loss in Nationwide last Thursday.

With the announcement that Laine will be missing 3-4 weeks with a sprained ankle and several players being listed as day-to-day, tonight’s lineup is anyone’s guess. The severely depleted Blue Jackets will need to continue playing hard-nosed defense if they want to continue their points streak.

Player(s) to Watch

Emil Bemstrom

With Laine out, Bemstrom will get an opportunity to play on the top line with Gaudreau. He had a stellar night against the Islanders and it seems that Larsen took notice. This is an incredible opportunity for him to prove that he belongs in the NHL.

Jackets Notes

Roslovic was the extra man in practice yesterday, signaling that Gaunce may get the nod over him. Jack may have only one point in his last five games, but playing Gaunce over him on a team that currently has a lot of skill on the injured list is head scratching.

Gudbranson will return to the lineup and take the place of Bayreuther.

The Other Bench

Atkinson has not played a game yet this season, but he has been skating and is not listed on IR. The Flyers started off hot, but after losing three in a row they’ve fallen out of a playoff spot.

Season Series

11/10/2022 PHI 2 @ CBJ 5
11/15/2022 PHI @ CBJ
12/20/2022 CBJ @ PHI
4/11/2023 CBJ @ PHI

Stats

Philadelphia Columbus
2.47 (31) GPG 2.71 (26)
2.87 (12) GAPG 4.36 (31)
16.0% (28) PP% 8.1% (32)
77.5% (18) PK% 80.0% (15)
43.26% (30) 5v5 Shot Attempt % 44.57% (28)
44.43% (27) 5v5 Unblocked shot attempt % 44.42% (28)
7.35% (25) 5v5 Shot % 8.61% (14)
.934 (5) 5v5 Save % .883 (32)
Travis Konecny, 6 G Leader Johnny Gaudreau, 6
Hayes, Konecny, 11 A Leader Johnny Gaudreau, 6
Travis Konecny, 17 P Leader Johnny Gaudreau, 12
Travis Konecny, 29 PIM Leader Mathieu Olivier, 17
3-3-1 Home / Road 3-4-0
3-5-2 Last 10 3-6-1

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Johnny Gaudreau Captain Boone Jenner Emil Bemstrom
Yegor Chinakhov Cole Sillinger Gus Nyquist
Liam Foudy Brendan Gaunce Kent Johnson
Eric Robinson Sean Kuraly Mathieu Olivier
Vladislav Gavrikov Andrew Peeke
Jake Bean Marcus Bjork
Jake Christiansen Erik Gudbranson
Joonas Korpisalo
Elvis Merzlikins

Philadelphia Flyers

Owen Tippett Kevin Hayes Travis Konecny
Zack MacEwen Scott Laughton Noah Cates
Kieffer Bellows Morgan Frost Joel Farabee
Nicolas Deslauriers Lukas Sedlak Tanner Laczynski
Ivan Provorov Tony DeAngelo
Travis Sanheim Justin Braun
Nick Seeler Rasmus Ristolainen
Carter Hart
Felix Sandstrom