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Philadelphia Flyers vs St. Louis Blues

Coming off a troublesome loss final evening, the Flyers skate in St. Louis tonight towards the Blues, in one other powerful matchup. Storylines embrace: a sizzling goaltender. Accidents abound. Jori Lehterasquaring off towards his outdated crew. The Flyers saying hey to Brayden Schenn.
The second recreation in two nights, it’s additionally arguably the tougher of the 2 matchups. The Blues head into this recreation properly rested and 7-2-1, sitting comfortably on the high of their division.
Listed below are three issues to search for in tonight's recreation.

1. Pucks in the internet.

This appears like an implicit factor to search for, however once you check out what the Flyers are going through, it might be simpler mentioned than executed. Final evening, the Flyers confronted a determined Blackhawkscrew hoping to shake a 3 recreation shedding streak, and a goaltender with a .925 save proportion. Tonight, the Flyers face a Blue crew that is rolling with a 4 recreation profitable streak, and a goaltender with a .928 save proportion.
The Flyers held the sting final evening in possession, with an adjusted CF% of 54.88 % at even energy, and registered three.three anticipated objectives (in comparison with the Blackhawks three.44). So their efforts and their strategies had been good, and technically stored them within the recreation, had they discovered a method to crack Corey Crawford. They may face the same impediment tonight, and should hope that they will carry the same effort, and one way or the other discover a method to get previous Jake Allen.

2. Protection?

Want me luck, guys. It is my first recreation enjoying within the NHL. My first time enjoying hockey. Issues are going very well over right here.
Okay, you bought me. I am not enjoying for the Flyers tonight, however I'll as properly be. With Gudas happening in final evening's recreation, he made the third of the Flyers' defensemen to be injured. Tonight, the Flyers protection corps will likely be made up of Provorov and Manning, two rookies, and two AHL lifers. Take a second with that one.
So issues are a bit of tough. However they could not keep that manner. Provorov has been his regular, extremely stable self. Manning, Hagg, and Sanheim have been, on the entire, stable sufficient. However Alt and O'Neill nonetheless function the largest query marks, and the Flyers will definitely want them to point out up tonight, in a giant manner.

three. Outcomes from a newly organized center six.

Final evening’s recreation additionally noticed some line switching, however for as soon as one which wasn’t wholly necessitated by harm. With Travis Konecny and Jordan Weal flipped, even within the relative smallness of the motion, it gave the center six a really new look. They usually seemed okay up to now.
Members of every line-- except for Dale Weiss-- posted CFpercents above 50, and every introduced their very own justifiable share of scoring possibilities. It was a comparatively seamless shift, however they had been nonetheless every held goalless. We'll hope that the center six can maintain on to that momentum and rhythm, and translate it into extra tangible outcomes, towards the Blues.
So, there is no manner round it, the Flyers have a troublesome highway forward of them. However what are the statistical fashions projecting for this recreation?
The fashions over at Corsica favor the Blues on this one, giving the Flyers a excessive of 42.9 % and a median of 39.2 % probability of profitable.

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