Blues vs Flyers

Blues vs Flyers : The Flyers were feeling the blues Sunday afternoon in front of their home fans a day after being eliminated from playoff. The Blues dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Chicago … to back against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Heading into Wednesday’s action, the Blues are tied for lead the league (with Carolina) for goals by defesemen. Blues: Thursday vs The Dallas Stars clinched with a convincing 6-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 32 goals, Claude Giroux has 61 assists and Jakub Voracek has 205 shots on goal.

Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 65 goals on 736 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 74 goals on 918 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in each of their last six games.

The St. Louis Blues look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 31 goals, Ryan O’Reilly has 47 assists and Colton Parayko has 174 shots on goal.

Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 118 goals on 1,239 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 54 goals on 753 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.

The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flyers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and the home team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Flyers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 11-4 in Blues last 15 home games.

The St. Louis Blues are on the end of a back to back and have played a ton of hockey lately with three straight overtime games, but they need to keep piling up the points as they keep fighting for playoff position.

The Philadelphia Flyers have nothing to play for at this point and are playing like it, especially on the defensive side. While the Blues haven’t had much success playing on the end of a back to back recently, I’ll back them on their home ice due to them still playing for something at this point in the season and the Flyers appearing to have checked out.

The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 4-11 in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flyers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and the home team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Flyers last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 11-4 in Blues last 15 home games.

The St. Louis Blues are on the end of a back to back and have played a ton of hockey lately with three straight overtime games, but they need to keep piling up the points as they keep fighting for playoff position.

The Philadelphia Flyers have nothing to play for at this point and are playing like it, especially on the defensive side. While the Blues haven’t had much success playing on the end of a back to back recently, I’ll back them on their home ice due to them still playing for something at this point in the season and the Flyers appearing to have checked out.

Smith gave them two more opportunities in the third but the Flyers went quietly.

The power play has been way too up and down this season and we’ll have to wait and see who is running the show if any changes come systematically in 2019-20.

From Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, a span of three games, the man advantage went 7 for 10. But from Oct. 13 to Jan. 2, it went 9 for 93 — mind-blowingly inconsistent.