The Philadelphia Flyers, winners of four in a row, host the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center tonight at 7:05 p.m. This is the first of four meetings between the two clubs with the next game in Columbus in just two weeks on Dec. 19. They will also pair off in two games in the month of March.
The recent surge by the Flyers can be attributed a couple of areas. The uptick in converting power-play goals, a much-improved penalty kill and the young talent of "Ghost", defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.
Winners of five of their last six games, the Flyers have averaged three goals a game, as Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds have led the Orange and Black, scoring 15 points combined.