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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes

Flyers look for third straight road victory as they face the struggling Canes

Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 7:00 AM / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes
Flyers look for third straight road victory as they face the struggling Canes
Philadelphia Flyers (4-9-0--8pts)
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  Carolina Hurricanes (4-7-3--11pts)
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1. COMING INTO TONIGHT
The Hurricanes come into the game on a five-game losing streak, three of which were road losses… They have been outscored 18-5 in that span… Tonight opens up a five-game homestand  for the Hurricanes, while the Flyers play their second straight game on the road, for just the second time all season… The Flyers come into tonight having won three of their last five games, including their last two road games… The Hurricanes have six players out of the lineup with injuries, including their top two goaltenders (Cam Ward & Anton Khudobin), as well as star forward Jeff Skinner and defenseman Joni Pitkanen.

2. WELCOME TO CAROLINA
Tonight is the first repeat opponent so far this year for the Flyers, who dropped the first meeting, 2-1 at Carolina on Oct. 6… Despite the last meeting, the Flyers have had success against the Hurricanes in Raleigh, having lost just two games in regulation at Carolina in the last seven seasons, going 11-2-1 in that span… Overall, the Flyers have earned a point in the standings in 24 of the last 27 meetings (21-3-3)… The Flyers goaltenders have had even greater success against the Hurricanes - Ray Emery is 5-0-0 with a 0.73 GAA and two shutouts in five career games, while Steve Mason is 5-1-0 with a 1.84 GAA in six games against the Hurricanes.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Flyers have killed off 23 of their last 25 times shorthanded… The Flyers posted a shutout in their last game (1-0 at NJD) - it was their first shut out since Mar. 18, 2013 (7-0 at NYI)… The last time the Flyers posted two consecutive shutouts was Mar. 8 vs FLA & Mar. 10 at TOR… The Flyers have never posted consecutive ROAD shutout victories in back-to-back games… The Hurricanes have not lost in regulation in one-goal games, going 4-0-3, while the Flyers have three of their four victories by a one-goal margin (3-4-0)… The Hurricanes have scored 23 of their 27 total goals this season in the second (13) and third periods (10).

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Brayden Schenn - (C) #10
Schenn is tied for the team lead in scoring with seven points (3g-4a) in 13 games… Schenn posted the Flyers lone-goal, which was the game-winner, in their 1-0 win at New Jersey… Only once has Schenn gone two straight games without a point this season… Against the Hurricanes, Schenn averages over a point-per-game with six points (2g-4a) in five career games.

5. Player to watch HURRICANES: Alexander Semin - (C) #28
Semin is tied for second on the team in goals (3) and tied for third in points (7)… He ranks second among all Hurricanes forwards in average time-on-ice per game (20:20)… Prior to the last two games, Semin had a four-game point streak with a goal and four assists in that span… Semin averages nearly a point per-game as a Hurricane, recording 16 goals and 35 assists for 51 points in 58 games… He has also had a lot of success against the Flyers, recording 21 points (9g-12a) in 26 career meetings against Philadelphia.

QUOTABLE
"Guys were making hard plays. That was the difference. They bounced back hard and now we have to keep it going and get on a streak."
- Vincent Lecavalier

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 49 17 40 11 57
C. Giroux 48 16 36 6 52
M. Streit 49 7 28 -2 35
W. Simmonds 49 17 12 -5 29
B. Schenn 49 10 19 -3 29
S. Couturier 49 10 12 -1 22
M. Read 49 3 15 -9 18
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
M. Del Zotto 37 4 11 -7 15
V. Lecavalier 35 7 7 -10 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 9 12 6 .921 2.41
R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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