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Homeward Bound

Flyers look forward to playing more games at home

Sunday, 01.15.2012 / 11:44 AM ET / News
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Homeward Bound
After going an even 2-2-0 on their most recent week-long road trip, the Flyers have returned home, and unlike their past month and a half of action, they’re home for a while.

The Flyers have played 15 of their last 21 games on the road, logging approximately 31 of their last 50 days away from Philadelphia.

What lies next for the Orange and Black are six of their next eight games in the friendly confines of the Wells Fargo Center.

“It seems like the whole month of December we’ve been on the road and to start the New Year,” said Wayne Simmonds. “It’ll be nice to come back home to our fans and get a couple points there.”

Although the Flyers home record isn’t where they want it to be (10-6-2), they have been getting more than their share of points on home ice when they’ve been there.

In their last six games at the Wells Fargo Center (not counting the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park) the Flyers are 5-1-0, averaging over three goals per game in the process (3.16).

The Flyers have hardly been slouches on the road. They are currently tied with the Vancouver Canucks for the most road wins in the NHL (16), but are leading the NHL in best winning percentage on the road (.680) compared to Vancouver’s (.635).

In fact, the Flyers have just 16 games left on the road this season leaving 23 games at home.

Beyond that, they will see a lot more of home even with the remaining road schedule as one more week-long road remains for the Flyers; a tour through Western Canada and San Jose midway through February. The remaining trips are likely to be only 2-3 day spans.

Before that trip however, Flyers fans will be pleased to see their team up close with 11 of their next 15 games in Philadelphia.

If seeing their team wasn’t exciting enough, playing heated rivals such as the New York Rangers (Feb. 11), Pittsburgh Penguins (Feb. 18), New Jersey Devils (Feb. 4) and another crack at the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins (Jan. 22) are sure to be can’t miss games.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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