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Five things to know about the Flyers today

After five days between games, the Flyers (20-12-4) will resume action Wednesday in St. Louis (18-12-5) at 8 p.m. Here are five things to know:

1. The Flyers are trying to erase the memory of a listless 4-0 loss in New Jersey on Thursday. "It left a bad taste," said winger Wayne Simmonds, whose team's gifted top line Wednesday is likely to include speedy left winger Taylor Leier as a replacement for the injured Michael Raffl.

2.  Containing Vladimir Tarasenko will be the Flyers' toughest challenge. He leads the Blues in goals (16) and assists (22) and figures to see a lot of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and perhaps Sean Couturier.

3. The Flyers hope Couturier is able to return Wednesday night after missing 16 games with a left knee injury. The center would solidify the third line. The Blues, who are starting a six-game homestand, are likely to get center Paul Stastny back in the lineup after he missed one game because of an undisclosed injury.

4. Former Flyer Carter Hutton (2-4-2, 2.91 GAA, .893 save percentage), the Blues' backup goalie, is likely to face Steve Mason (14-10-4, 2.69, .908). Hutton, 31, was a Flyers farmhand with the Phantoms in 2009-10 who dressed for some games with the big-league team that season but never played for the Orange and Black.

5. The Blues are 13-2-4 at home, but the Flyers have fared well in St. Louis (37-27-7-3) since the teams entered the league during the NHL's 1967-68 expansion. In their last 10 games at the Scottrade Center, the Flyers are 6-1-3.