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Remember when watching the Flyers was fun? Remember when you couldn’t wait to see how Giroux would impress you, and could actually laugh when there was a #HartnellDown moment? Well, maybe those times are coming back. The Flyers (4-9-1) face off against the New Jersey Devils (3-7-4) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Is it too late for the Flyers to right the ship? No, of course not. Philadelphia is only 17% of the way through their season, giving them ample time to straighten out their year. As for the present, things are not looking to good. The Flyers are in dead last in the Metropolitan Division — 1 point behind the Devils. The Flyers need to turn it around before it’s too late. The Devils, as stated above, are more or less in the same position as the Flyers. They lost their star player when he decided to throw away millions of dollars to go back to Russia, and Martin Brodeur is seeing a decline in production. Brodeur, now 41, has a .888 save percentage so far this season, good for 6th worst in the NHL. The Devils just placed center Patrik Elias on the Injured Reserve, providing yet another blow to this already hurting New Jersey team. For Philadelphia, the offense needs to start rolling. Scott Hartnell, Jakub Voracek, and Claude Giroux have combined for 2 goals on the season. Giroux needs to show us why former coach Peter Laviolette thought he was the best player in the world. Steve Downie will continue to be watching from the bench tonight, but his return is expected sooner rather than later. Starting for the Flyers will be Ray Emery, appearing in his first game since shutting out the Devils in a 1-0 Flyers win on November 2nd. This is a very winnable game for the Flyers, and if the offense could get something going tonight they could create a winning streak out of the momentum.

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