Jets Vs. Flyers: Philadelphia Tries To Avoid Four-Game Sweep To Host Winnipeg

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 31: Jim Slater #19 of the Winnipeg Jets loses his footing as he is covered by Maxime Talbot #27 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on January 31, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Flyers look to salvage at least one victory over the Winnipeg Jets, who host Philly (7 p.m. ET on COMCAST) at the MTS Centre in Manitoba.

Newly acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina should make his Philadelphia Flyers debut Tuesday, as Philly visits the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Kubina, who was traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday, will enter a Flyers' lineup that begins a four-game road trip and have earned just two victories in their last eight games.

On Saturday, Philadelphia dropped an in-state rivalry game to the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4. Despite the loss, Flyers' left-winger James van Riemsdyk returned to the lineup, and netted two goals after missing the last 15 games with a concussion. Philadelphia also debuted acquired defenseman Nicklas Grossman, who was playing for the Dallas Stars.

The biggest question for Philly is which goaltender -- starter Ilya Bryzgalov or backup Sergei Bobrovsky -- will get the start.

Meanwhile, the Jets (29-26-6, 64 points) are winners of 11 of their last 12 and looking for a four-game, series sweep of the Flyers this season. On Jan. 31, Winnipeg earned a 2-1 shootout victory over Philadelphia, which previous had lost 6-4, Nov. 19, and 9-8, Oct. 27th, to the Jets.

For more on Flyers hockey, visit the SB Nation blog Broad Street Hockey, while Arctic Ice Hockey is all about the Jets.

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