Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets head into a matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers as losers of five in a row.
Columbus has a 1-3-0 record in Metropolitan Division play and a 3-9-0 record overall. The Blue Jackets have conceded 55 goals while scoring 30 for a -25 scoring differential.
Philadelphia is 1-0-2 against the Metropolitan Division and 6-3-2 overall. The Flyers have gone 5-2-1 in games they score one or more power-play goals.
Thursday's game is the fourth time these teams meet this season. The Flyers won 4-1 in the last matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-7-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game.
Flyers: 5-3-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Flyers: Bobby Brink: out (hip), Cam Atkinson: out (upper body), Ryan Ellis: out (pelvis), James van Riemsdyk: out (finger), Carter Hart: day to day (illness), Patrick Brown: out (back), Sean Couturier: out (back).
The Associated Press