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NHL Odds: Jets and Flyers Square off Following the All-Star Break

by: Staff Writer - posted on: 23-Jan-2019

In their first game back since the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets will look start the final leg of the season strong. With just 34 games remaining in each of their schedules, every point counts.

The Winnipeg Jets are in a good position past the halfway point of the season. They own a two-point advantage over the Nashville Predators for first in the Central Division, with three games in hand. They're third in the NHL with a plus 33 goal differential and sit in the top ten in nearly every major category. As the most important games in the schedule approach, coach Paul Maurice will look for his players to buckle down and take two points against a Flyers team that has struggled so far this season.

Philadelphia had high hopes entering 2018-19. With proven offensive stars up and down the lineup, Flyers' ownership expected more than the 44 points the team has mustered thus far. But when a team has seven starting goalies on the books due to injury and poor performance, it's not surprising Philly has struggled. Since putting their newest goaltender, Carter Hart, between the pipes, they've received reliable goaltending for the first time all year. With that, the Flyers will look to turn the season around beginning with a big game against the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM ET.