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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets takes on the Philadelphia Flyers on 4/5/2022 at 06:05 PM.

Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers face off today. The Columbus Blue Jackets has a record of 32.0-32.0 this season. The Philadelphia Flyers is 22.0-36.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Defense Preview




They give up 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Columbus Blue Jackets into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.72%, which is below average.

Opponents take 35.4 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.6 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 17.93% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 30.1 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are average in their shot quality.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Philadelphia Flyers into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.9%, which is below average.

Opponents take 34.2 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Offense Preview




They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.4 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 13.07% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 30.5 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Roster

The Players to Watch for Columbus Blue Jackets

Zach Werenski D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 43 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vladislav Gavrikov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 0.0 this season. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 30 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Andrew Peeke D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 1.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Philadelphia Flyers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia Flyers

Ivan Provorov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -13.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 16 assists this season. This puts him at 23 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Travis Sanheim D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 20 assists this season. This puts him at 26 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Rasmus Ristolainen D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -11.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets 3 Philadelphia Flyers 2

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