The Philadelphia Flyers begin their second-half season Tuesday, as they host the Winnipeg Jets in an Eastern Conference contest at the Wells Fargo Center Center (7 p.m. on COMCAST). The Flyers (29-14-5, 63 points) begin the last half of their season just three points behind conference leading New York Rangers, while the Jets (22-22-6, 50 points) are searching for their six straight victory in this series.
Philadelphia ended its first half with a 3-2 shootout victory at the Florida Panthers, Jan. 24, and in fourth-place in the Eastern Conference standings.
However, the Flyers host eight of their next 10 games, which could be helpful in getting healthy for a second-half run, as forwards Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk should miss the game with concussions. Meanwhile, forward Jaromir Jagr is questionable after missing three games with a lower-body injury.
Meanwhile, the Jets are also battling injury problems as forwards Tim Stapleton (lower-body injury), Alexander Burmistrov (possible concussion) and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (knee) should be out.
Winnipeg will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak, which features the Jets netting only two goals during that span.
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