Back from the All-Star break, the Flyers gutted out a gritty win, holding off the Florida Panthers with a strong defensive effort in the final 40 minutes. It very much resembled the team's game against their next opponent from just under a month ago, and set the tone for how the final 31 games of the season will be in terms of added intensity.

The Flyers return home from the win in Florida for three straight games at Wells Fargo Center, starting on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPWinnipeg JetsGPGAP
Travis Konecny51232043Mark Scheifele42142741
Joel Farabee51172441Nikolaj Ehlers48161935
Sean Couturier47102131Sean Monahan50132235
Owen Tippett47181230Josh Morrissey4872734
Cam Atkinson50131528Cole Perfetti48141630

Flyers Jets Players to Watch

Travis Konecny returned from the All-Star Game and immediately got back to what made him an All-Star with his 23rd goal of the season. The Flyers could use Konecny to go on a hot streak, and it the break may have been just what could jumpstart him.

Kyle Conner was not in the lineup the first time the Flyers faced Winnipeg, and that could have contributed to the shutout that they were able to complete in that game. Despite playing in just 32 games, Connor leads the team with 18 goals. Since the game against the Flyers on Jan. 13, the Jets have just nine goals in the last seven games.

Flyers Jets Goalie Matchup

Sam Ersson starts for the Flyers. Ersson made 20 saves on 21 shots in the win over Florida on Tuesday, snapping a personal four-game losing streak. He also made 35 saves in a shutout win over the Jets on Jan. 13.

Laurent Brossoit gets the start for the Jets. Brossoit suffered an overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in his last start, allowing one goal on 30 shots. That snapped a personal four-game winning streak for Brossoit. This will be his first start post-All-Star break and just his fourth since Dec. 31.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Lines

Flyers Scratches: Olle Lycksell (healthy), Nick Deslauriers (healthy), Marc Staal (healthy)

Jets Lines

Jets Scratches: David Gustafsson (injury), Brenden Dillon (suspension), Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (healthy), Dominic Toninato (healthy), Rasmus Kupari (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: No changes are expected to the Flyers lineup.
  • Jets: Brenden Dillon was suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head on Penguins center Noel Acciari. Logan Stanley enters the lineup in his place.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (13.2% - 31st), Jets (15.4% - 24th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (85.4% - 2nd), Jets (76.4% - 27th)
  • Recent History vs. Jets
    • Jan. 13, 2024 - Flyers 2, Jets 0 (at WPG)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Jets 
    • Cam Atkinson: 15 GP, 7 G, 4 A, 11 P
    • Sean Couturier: 19 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 8 P
    • Rasmus Ristolainen: 16 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 P
    • Sam Ersson: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%

Where to Watch

  • TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.

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