By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers are coming off two straight shootout losses to the two best teams in the NHL in Boston and St. Louis. On Thursday night, they look to get back on the winning track as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Despite falling short in the games with the Bruins and Blues, they did manage to grab a point in each, giving them 87 for the season. That has them in third place in the Metropolitan Division, three points behind the second place New York Rangers. The Blue Jackets are in fourth-place, just four points behind the Flyers.
This game will feature an interesting storyline in net as a couple of goalies match-up against their old team. Former Blue Jacket Steve Mason starts for the Flyers and former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky gets the call for Columbus.
The Flyers are 1-2 against Columbus this season. Their one win came at the Center back on December 19th, 5-4 was the final, and that result should come as no surprise. That’s because the Blue Jackets have never tasted victory in South Philadelphia, winless in six career visits, with only a tie to show for their trouble.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly.com to get some insight into this match-up.
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