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Flyers News and Notes

Monday, 04.17.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Flyers News and Notes


- The Flyers have a 44-26-11 record for 99 points through 81 games. They are third in the Atlantic Division, sixth in the Eastern Conference and tied for ninth overall in the NHL. The Flyers have clinched a playoff spot for the 11th consecutive season.

- The Flyers have won at least 40 games for the sixth consecutive season and for the ninth time in 10 seasons. The Flyers are on pace to record 100 points for the third consecutive season and for the fifth time in six seasons. The Flyers have finished in first or second place in the Atlantic Division for the last 10 seasons (winning the Division Championship five times).

- The Flyers have one game left in the regular season, Tuesday, April 18, at the New York Islanders.

- The Flyers have a 22-13-6 record for 50 points through 41 home games and a 22-13-5 record for 49 points through 40 road games. Their 49 points earned in road games is tied for fifth most in the NHL.

- The Flyers have a 39-23-9 record against Eastern Conference opponents and 18-9-4 record against Atlantic Division opponents this season.

- Left wing Simon Gagne is tied for sixth in the NHL in goals with 46 and is eighth in the NHL in plus/minus with a +30 rating, despite missing 10 games due to injury this season. His 46 goals this season and his 78 points this season are new career highs. He is tied for fourth in the NHL in goals per game, averaging 0.65 goals per game this season.

- Center Peter Forsberg is tied for 14th in the NHL in assists with 56, despite missing 22 games due to injury. Forsberg is third in the NHL in assists per game (Forsberg = 0.95 assists per game; behind San Jose's Joe Thornton at 1.20 assists per game and Ottawa's Jason Spezza at 1.04 assists per game).

- Defenseman Joni Pitkanen is 21st among defensemen in scoring with 45 points (13G,32A). He has set new career highs for goals (8, 2003-04), assists (19, 2003-04) and points (27, 2003-04) in a season, despite missing 24 games due to injury. Pitkanen ranks seventh among defensemen in points per game at 0.79 points per game.

- Gagne leads the team in goals (46), points (78), plus/minus (+30), game-winning goals (7) and shots (331).

- Forsberg leads the team in assists with 56.

- Right wing Mike Knuble is the only Flyer to appear in all 81 of the team's games this season. Knuble has set new career highs for goals in a season (34), assists in a season (31) and points in a season (65).

- The Flyers are only one of three teams in the NHL (Anaheim & Pittsburgh) with three players ranked among the top 23 rookies in points (Jeff Carter - 11th with 41 points, R.J. Umberger - tied for 16th with 36 points and Mike Richards - tied for 22nd with 34 points).

- 14 rookies have played for the Flyers this season (Jeff Carter, Ben Eager, Matt Ellison, Josh Gratton, Randy Jones, Freddy Meyer, Antero Niittymaki, Alexandre Picard, Ryan Potulny, David Printz, Mike Richards, Stefan Ruzicka, Wade Skolney, R.J. Umberger). The 14 rookies have combined to record 61 goals and 157 points. Their 61 goals are the most by the team's rookies since the 1993-94 team's rookies scored 52 goals. The team record for most goals by rookies in one season is the 96 goals scored by the rookies on the 1983-84 Flyers. Their 157 points are the most by the team's rookies since the 1992-93 team's rookies recorded 149 points. The team record for most points by rookies in one season is the 258 points recorded by the 1983-84 Flyers.

- Goaltender Antero Niittymaki is third among rookie goalies is wins with 23. Niittymaki's 23 wins are the most by a Flyers rookie goaltender since Brian Boucher won 20 games during the 1999-2000 season.

- The Flyers lead the NHL in man-game lost due to injury at 384.

Playoff scenarios:

- The Flyers can finish either as the third, fifth or sixth in the Eastern Conference and can only play the third, fourth or sixth seed in the First Round. Buffalo has clinched the fourth seed. NY Rangers or New Jersey Devils can also finish either as the third, fifth or sixth in the Eastern Conference, so the Flyers can only play either Buffalo, NY Rangers or New Jersey in the First Round.

- The Flyers, NY Rangers and New Jersey each play on Tuesday, April 18. The Flyers are at the NY Islanders, NY Rangers host the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey is at Montreal.
* Flyers have won five of previous seven games against NY Islanders this season.
* NY Rangers have only won one of their three games against Ottawa this season.
* New Jersey has won all three games against Montreal this season.

- There are 27 possible outcomes from Tuesday night's games.

(Absolutes)
* If the NY Rangers win, they win the division.
* If the Flyers lose, they finish sixth in the Eastern Conference.
* The Flyers must win to have a chance to win the division.
* If New Jersey wins, it can't finish lower than fifth in the conference.
* If New Jersey loses in regulation play, it can't win the division.

(Possibilities)
* If the Flyers win at NY Islanders, they have a four of nine chance to win the division, four of nine chance to finish fifth and a one of nine chance to finish sixth.
- Flyers win, NYR win, NJ win = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers win, NYR win, NJ loss = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers win, NYR win, NJ OT loss = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers win, NYR loss, NJ win = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers win, NYR loss, NJ loss = New Jersey at Flyers
- Flyers win, NYR loss, NJ OT loss = NY Rangers at Flyers
- Flyers win, NYR OT loss, NJ win = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers win, NYR OT loss, NJ loss = New Jersey at Flyers
- Flyers win, NYR OT loss, NJ OT loss = New Jersey at Flyers

* If the Flyers lose at NY Islanders, they finish sixth in the Eastern Conference and have a six of nine chance to play NY Rangers and a three of nine chance to play New Jersey.
- Flyers loss, NYR win, NJ win = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers loss, NYR win, NJ loss = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers loss, NYR win, NJ OT loss = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers loss, NYR loss, NJ win = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers loss, NYR loss, NJ loss = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers loss, NYR loss, NJ OT loss = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers loss, NYR OT loss, NJ win = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers loss, NYR OT loss, NJ loss = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers loss, NYR OT loss, NJ OT loss = Flyers at NY Rangers

* If the Flyers lose in overtime or shootout at NY Islanders, they have a three of nine chance to finish fifth and a six of nine chance of finishing sixth.
- Flyers OT loss, NYR win, NJ win = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers OT loss, NYR win, NJ loss = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers OT loss, NYR win, NJ OT loss = Flyers at NY Rangers
- Flyers OT loss, NYR loss, NJ win = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers OT loss, NYR loss, NJ loss = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers OT loss, NYR loss, NJ OT loss = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers OT loss, NYR OT loss, NJ win = Flyers at New Jersey
- Flyers OT loss, NYR OT loss, NJ loss = Flyers at Buffalo
- Flyers OT loss, NYR OT loss, NJ OT loss = Flyers at NY Rangers

Games This Week:

- Flyers at NY Islanders on Tuesday, April 18: This is the eighth and final game between these two teams this season. The Flyers have won five of the first seven games, with the Flyers winning two of three games played in New York. Jeff Carter leads all players in series scoring with nine points (3G,6A) in seven games. Tuesday's game is on UPN-57 and WIP 610-AM, starting at 7:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 DET 7 4 1 2 16 13 10
3 NYI 7 5 2 0 25 22 10
4 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
5 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
6 CBJ 6 4 2 0 20 16 8
7 WSH 6 3 1 2 20 14 8
8 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
9 BOS 9 4 5 0 22 23 8
10 PIT 6 3 2 1 22 19 7
11 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
12 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 7 2 3 2 22 28 6
15 CAR 6 0 4 2 11 23 2
16 BUF 8 1 7 0 9 28 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 7 2 7 -1 9
C. Giroux 7 2 7 -1 9
W. Simmonds 7 5 2 4 7
M. Streit 7 2 5 0 7
S. Couturier 7 3 2 -1 5
M. Read 7 1 3 -1 4
B. Schenn 7 1 2 0 3
V. Lecavalier 3 1 2 -1 3
R. Umberger 7 1 2 -4 3
A. MacDonald 7 1 2 -2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Emery 2 0 1 .897 2.84
S. Mason 0 3 1 .878 3.83
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