On Thursday, the Blue Jackets will head to Texas to take on the Dallas Stars. If odd coincident serve as precedent, then the Stars should win. They have been winning every other game this season, and the Jackets are on a win night. Of course, the Jackets are on fire, and they probably will be a pretty tough team to beat. If Columbus continues to play well, and holds onto the puck longer, they should be able to win the game. 3-2 Columbus (in regulation).
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The Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League. Though they were not part of the original six, they formed and started in 1967 as part of the expansion. Though they have historic rivalries with the New York Devils and the New York Rangers, there rivalry with the Pittsburgh Penguins has been the hottest of late. The Flyers play out of Philadelphia (Wachovia Center) and are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
The Flyers are most famous for being the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. They won the mug in the '74 season and again in the '75 season. Even though they have been back to the finals five times, they have never won it since. While they have lately been making it to the playoffs, they have been beaten in the last two attempts by the Penguins, fueling the rivalry even more.
Columbus is 11-6-2, with 24 points, making them second in the Central (Chicago is first with 26 points) and sixth in the West. The next game for Columbus will be in Dallas against the Stars on Thursday, the 19th of November at 8:30 p.m. These two teams have yet to meet this season.
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