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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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