New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers host the New Jersey Devils for the season opener.
Philadelphia had a 25-46-11 record overall and went 8-14-4 in Metropolitan Division play last season. The Flyers had a 12.6% power play success rate last season, scoring 30 goals on 239 chances.
New Jersey had a 27-46-9 record overall while going 9-14-3 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division last season. The Devils scored 34 power-play goals last season on 225 chances for a 15.1% success rate.
INJURIES: Flyers: Bobby Brink: out (hip), Ryan Ellis: out (pelvis), Patrick Brown: out (back), Sean Couturier: out (back), Joel Farabee: out (back).
Devils: Jack Hughes: out (knee), Mackenzie Blackwood: out (left heel), Jonas Siegenthaler: out (hand), Miles Wood: out (hip), Jonathan Bernier: out (hip).
The Associated Press