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Fly-by: Red Wings 4, Flyers 3

Sunday, 02.12.2012 / 7:13 PM ET / News
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SPECIAL TEAMS THE DIFFERENCE
The Flyers pushed the NHL's best team for a full 60-minutes, but in the end the Flyers suffered a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, who now join the 75-76 Flyers and 29-30 Bruins for the longest home winning streak in NHL history at 20 games.

The loss however didn't come from a lack of effort. The Flyers fell behind in the first period and battled back to tie the game and even grab a 2-1 lead. After the Red Wings came back to tie it at 2-2, the Flyers stormed ahead for a 3-2 lead again.

The difference maker, much like Saturday's game against New York, was again special teams. The Red Wings potted two power-play goals, while the game-winning tally occurred moments following another Flyers penalty kill.

The Flyers have allowed two or more goals on the man advantage in three of their last six games, and at least one goal in their last four.

That normally would not be such a cause for concern, however the Flyers have not capitalized on their opportunities recently, going four straight without a goal of their own on the power play.

The Flyers now have a rare luxury this time of year where they will have three days off from game action. They will look to right the ship on Thursday when they face off against the Buffalo Sabres at home.
Brayden Schenn recorded his first career two-goal game tonight.
 
The Flyers have now gone four consecutive games without a power play goal after scoring at least one in the six previous games before that.

Max Talbot recorded his 14th goal of the season in the contest, which suprassed his previous career high of 13 set in 2006-07.

Talbot is now one point shy of tying his career mark of 26 points, set in the 2007-08 season.
 
Claude Giroux has now had at least seven shot attempts (shots + attempts blocked + misses) in seven consecutive games. 

Brayden Schenn
Brayden Schenn gets tonights Flyers star of the game for his two-goal effort.

The pair of goals was the rookies first two-goal game of his career and first two goals of the game, tying the game up at 1-1, and later giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead five minutes into the second period.

Schenn now has eight goals this season all coming since the New Year.

"I think special teams the last two games have definitely cost us. If you look at the even strength scoring chances, they're pretty even. In the second half of the season and towards the playoffs, it's crucial, and we need to win those battles."
- Max Talbot

"I don't think the effort was the problem tonight. They scored some power-play goals and took advantage of opportunities when they got them."
- Peter Laviolette
Tonight's turning point came with 1:39 left in the second period when Henrik Zetterberg tied the game up at 3-3 for the Red Wings heading into the second intermission.

The goal came less that two minutes after the Flyers stormed back to take a 3-2 lead off of a goal from Max Talbot and gave the Red Wings momentum.

Just 52 seconds into the third period, Johan Franzen carried that momentum over from the second period and put the Wings up for good with his 22nd goal of the year. Detroit hung on for the remainder of the period to preserve the win.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Jaromir Jagr works to fight off Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk along the boards.  

Red Wings 4, Flyers 3
Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th straight win at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen's tiebreaking goal early in the third period.

The league mark was set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by Philadelphia in 1976. Detroit can break the record with a win Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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