The back to back continues for Columbus tonight where they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers, who are looking to get into the playoffs. The Flyers made no moves at the deadline, but did move out Vinny Leclavier and Luke Schenn to Los Angeles in January.
The last time these teams played was December 19, 2015. The final score of the matchup was 3-2.
The Flyers got goals from Jakub Voracek and Scott Laughton. In the shootout, they got a goal from Wayne Simmonds. Other players with points include Matt Read, Nick Schultz, Sean Couturier, and Shayne Gostisbehere. Steve Mason stopped 35 of 37 shots in 65 minutes for a 0.946 save percentage.
The Jackets got goals from Brandon Saad and Ryan Murray in regulation. In the shootout, they got goals from Cam Atkinson and Brandon Dubinsky. They got points from Dubinsky, Kevin Connuaton, Nick Foligno, and Scott Hartnell. Jonas Korpisalo stopped 30 of 32 shots in 65 minutes for a 0.938 save percentage (93.8%) in his first career win as an NHL goaltender.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell - Alexander Wennberg - Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert - William Karlsson - Rene Bourque
Jared Boll - Gregory Campbell - David Clarkson
Ryan Murray - Seth Jones
Cody Goloubef - David Savard
Fedor Tyutin -Dalton Prout
Injured: Brandon Saad (UBI), Sergei Bobrovsky (groin), Jack Johnson (UBI).
Brayden Schenn - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl - Sean Couturier - Sam Gagner
Scott Laughton - Nick Cousins - Matt Read
Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Ryan White
Andrew MacDonald-Shayne Gostisbehere
Nick Schultz-Mark Streit
Brandon Manning-Radko Gudas
Scratches: Evgeny Medvedev, RJ Umberger
Injuries: Brayden Schenn (head), Jakub Voracek (LBI), Jordan Weal (UBI), Michael Del Zotto (wrist).
Players to Watch
Columbus: Scott Hartnell. Scotty has a chance to get a milestone goal against his former team.
Philadelphia: Steve Mason. The ex-Jacket has not played in a while, and has an opportunity to take over the crease.
Enjoy the games tonight. More to come…