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    Back on Oct. 16 Johnny Gaudreau Jersey Kids , the Flyers blew a three-goal lead but managed to pull out a 6-5 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers in Philadelphia.The win lifted the Flyers to a mediocre 3-3-0 on the young season, while the Panthers left Wells Fargo 0-2-2.Much has changed for both teams as they meet in Philadelphia again Tuesday night.Article continues below ...The Flyers, who were floundering amid all kinds of injuries, notably in goal, went 3-0-1 on a western trip and came home to two more wins, making them 5-0-1 in their last six games.Captain Claude Giroux has four goals and 11 points and is a plus-8 during the six-game point streak. Monday, he was named the NHL’s third star of the week, with three goals, eight points during the week.“When everybody is playing well, the job becomes a lot easier Los Angeles Kings Hats Womens , and TK (Travis Konecny) and Coots (Sean Couturier) are playing very well, so we are trying to have good chemistry and keep going,” Giroux said after Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.Giroux’s 50th career three-point game gave him 699 career points — fourth on the club’s all-time list.“It is a great honor,” he said. “There have been a lot of good players who played here, and to be able to be in that group is really special.”That group? Bobby Clarke leads with 1,210, Bill Barber has 883 and Brian Propp 849.The Panthers, 0-3-1 at home to start the season, just swept a three-game homestand and bring a four-game winning streak into this rematch. They have allowed six goals in the four games.“We just learned how to win games and of course everybody is going to make mistakes and we just need to live with that,” said Aleksander Barkov Womens Mark Giordano Jersey , who had two goals in the first game against the Flyers. “Of course, if you make a mistake you have four other guys on the ice who can make up for it. We have been really good as a team, we’ve been really good together, the goalies have been unbelievable, so here we are.”Brian Elliott pitched the Flyers’ first shutout of the season in Philadelphia’s Saturday win, while James Reimer was stout in goal in Florida’s 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators Sunday night.Reimer’s effort came after Roberto Luongo made his season debut with three straight victories.“Yeah, he was unbelievable in net,” Barkov said. “Goalies have won the games for us the last four games and have been really good and we can rely on them when needed and of course we just want to play in the offensive zone as much as possible but of course when they have a shot, we’re really confident with those guys.”Calvin Pickard was in goal for the Flyers in the first meeting, but Elliott is 6-3-0 with a 2.64 goals-against average and .912 save percentage lifetime against the Panthers Youth Matthew Tkachuk Jersey , who have lost their last five games at Wells Fargo.Luongo, 3-0-0 with 1.42/.952 season numbers, is 10-11-3 with 2.76/.921 against the Flyers.Evgenii Dadonov leads the Panthers in scoring with seven goals and 16 points and has an 11-game point streak. Mike Hoffman, third on the team with 7-7-14, has a 10-game streak — the first time in franchise history Florida has had simultaneous 10-game point streaks.The Philly picture should be getting brighter soon when James van Riemsdyk, out since the second game of the season with a lower body injury, returns.Giroux and Wayne Simmonds both scored twice and Jordan Weal had a regulation goal and the shootout winner in the first game — while Frank Vatrano also scored twice for the Panthers. The Nashville Predators are suddenly having trouble scoring goals. The Chicago Blackhawks are experiencing frightful difficulties preventing opponents from scoring goals.Something has to give Saturday night when the Central Division rivals meet at Bridgestone Arena, each looking to reverse recent losing trends.Nashville (17-8-1) is 1-2-0 on a five-game homestand, including a puzzling 3-0 loss to Arizona on Thursday that saw it get blanked by Adin Hill, he of six NHL starts. The Predators turned in a genuine smeller Michael Frolik Jersey , drawing 24 penalty minutes, losing 33 of 61 faceoffs and failing to convert on their two power play chances.Article continues below ...“They were faster than us,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “They wanted it more. We didn’t have enough guys with their hands on the rope pulling it our way.”The Predators aren’t getting enough production from key players. Kevin Fiala has scored three goals all season and was demoted to the fourth line for a few games. Ryan Ellis has managed one goal. Craig Smith has only two goals in his last 17 games.Even the top line is struggling. Center Ryan Johansen has just three points in his last eight games, and left winger Filip Forsberg has only eight points in his last 15. That helps explain why Nashville is 4-5-1 in its last 10 games with just 27 goals.“It’s frustrating getting held off the scoreboard in our own rink against a new goaltender like they had,” forward Colton Sissons said. “It’s pretty disappointing. We’re just in a little bit of a funk here. We’re not feeling ourselves and not playing a game that’s winning hockey right now. Back to the drawing board, and we have to move on.”Based on the last five games, the Predators may have a perfect foil to correct their issues. Chicago (9-12-5) has lost 13 of its last 16 games, the results getting no better since it canned three-time Stanley Cup-winning coach Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.The Blackhawks are 3-6-2 under interim coach Jeremy Colliton, including a 6-5 loss Thursday night in Winnipeg that highlighted their defensive problems. They have ceded 26 goals in their last five games, coughing up eight in a Tuesday night loss to Vegas.“I thought defensive zone coverage was much better Authentic Mikael Backlund Jersey ,” Colliton said after the loss in Winnipeg. “But now we had trouble off the rush. We’ve got to put it together. It’s tough to win until we sort it out. There needs to be some urgency there. If there hasn’t been already, it’s been long enough now.”Slow starts doomed the Blackhawks against the Jets, who scored in the first two minutes of each period. The Blackhawks led and played like a team caught in the transition between the end of a glorious era and the beginning of an uncertain one.“There’s no quit in this team, but we’ve got to get better,” Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger said. “We can’t get behind every game. We have to stay in the game and build the game from there and make it harder on our opponents.”