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Weekly Flyers Preview: Nov. 17-Nov. 22

This week, the Flyers look to rebound off of a couple of losses last weekend. They play a pair of Metropolitan Division rivals sandwiching a game against Minnesota, in which Eric Lindros and John LeClair will be put into the Flyers Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ New York Rangers (7-7-4, 18 points, 4thMetropolitan)

The Rangers have been in a bit of a slump as of late, going 2-3-4 in November. They’ve allowed three goals or more in seven of their last eight games.

Rick Nash leads the Rangers in goals with 12 and points with 19. Marty St. Louis’s seven goals are second, while Derick Brassard has scored six.

A trio of Rangers (Carl Hagelin, Chris Krieder and Lee Stempniak) have four goals each.

Cam Talbot will be between the pipes for the Rangers Wednesday. Talbot has played in four games this season, going 0-2-1. His goals against average is a high 3.48 and has a .880 save percentage.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 vs. Minnesota Wild (10-7-0, 20 points, 5th Central)

The Wild have won their last three games by a combined score of 12-7.

Nino Neiderreiter is the club leader in goals with eight, while Jason Pominville leads in points (12). Zach Parise has scored six goals and Jason Zucker has five.

The Wild have spread their scoring throughout, with 13 players with multiple goals. Both Thomas Vanek and Ryan Suter only have one each.

As well as Minnesota has played of late, they have given up a lot of goals. In six of their last seven games, they have allowed three goals or more.

Darcy Kuemper has been Minnesota’s go-to goalie, playing in 14 games this season. He’s won eight games this year, posting a goals against average of 2.03, while saving 91.4 percent of shots.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (6-10-1, 13 points, 7thMetropolitan)

The Flyers face the Blue Jackets for the second time in nine days, looking to get revenge for their 4-3 loss November 14.

In that game, Columbus capitalized on three powerplays, propelling them to victory. Defenseman James Wisniewski had two of those powerplay goals, while Nick Foligno also had a pair in the Blue Jackets’ win.  Ryan Johansen assisted on all four Columbus goals.

Foligno is the club leader in goals with nine, while Johansen leads in points (20). Cam Atkinson has seven goals, while Scott Hartnell has scored five.

Curtis McElhinney played well, stopping 24 of 27 shots. However, Sergei Bobrovsky returned to the lineup the next night, beating San Jose 2-1. On the season, Bobrovsky is 5-4, with a 2.60 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.

Weekly Trivia:

How many hattricks do the Flyers have against the Wild and Blue Jackets, combined?

First one to reply to @realdeal411 with the correct answer is the winner!