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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs Edmonton Oilers

Oilers, Flyers look to break out of their recent slumps

Friday, 11.8.2013 / 11:29 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers (4-10-1--9pts)
vs
  Edmonton Oilers (4-11-2--10pts)
TV: CSN RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

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1. RARE VISIT TO PHILLY
Today is just the fifth time in the last 10 years that the Edmonton Oilers visit Philadelphia… The Flyers are 1-3-0 in the previous four meetings in that span, but won the last meeting, a 4-1 win on Mar. 8, 2011, and have an overall record of 21-11-2-0 against the Oilers on home ice… The Flyers are just above the .500 mark against the Oilers all-time with a 29-28-8 record in 65 games… This is the Oilers 12th game on road out of 18 total games so far this season, while the Flyers play their 10th game on home ice out of 17 so far.

2. THE THREE NO. 1's
The Oilers come into town with the No. 1 overall pick in the three of the last four years in their lineup (Taylor Hall: 2010; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 2011; Nail Yakupov: 2012)… Hall has nine points (4g-5a) in 10 games so far this season, recording at least a point in seven of those games, while Nugent-Hopkins has 12 points (4g-8a) in 15 games and Yakupov has three points (1g-2a) in 15 games.

3. BRYZ, THAT & THE OTHER
Yesterday, the Oilers reached a verbal agreement on a one-year contract with former Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov - the agreement was reached pending the Oilers trade with the Calgary Flames - Edmonton acquired (C) Roman Horak and (G) Laurent Brossoit from Calgary in exchange for (D) Ladislav Smid and (G) Olivier Roy… This is the fourth meeting against a Western Conference team - the Flyers are 0-3-0 with each game being decided by one goal… The Oilers have won three of their four games when their opponent has scored the first goal, while the Flyers have all four of their victories when they have scored first… The two teams have met twice in the Stanley Cup Final (1985 & 1987) with the Oilers winning both times.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Vincent Lecavalier - (C) #40
Lecavalier leads the Flyers in goals (5) and is tied for the team lead in scoring with seven points… In his career against the Oilers, Lecavalier has five goal and five assists in 13 games… Lecavalier has been held scoreless the last three games, only three times in the last four seasons has he gone four straight games with no points (2010-11: 0, 2011-12: 2 & 2012-13: 1).

5. Player to watch OILERS: Jordan Eberle - (RW) #14
Eberle leads the Oilers with 10 assists and 13 points through 17 games… He has points in each of his last two games after going five straight without finding the scoresheet… Eberle also averages a point-per-game on the road, posting 11 points (3g-8a) in 11 road games so far… He has played just two games against the Flyers, recording a goal and an assist.

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"It's unacceptable. We're a better team than this. We have to go and play the game and start winning them."
- Claude Giroux

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 49 16 27 -3 43
J. Voracek 49 8 33 3 41
W. Simmonds 49 18 16 -4 34
B. Schenn 47 14 15 -1 29
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
S. Gostisbehere 31 8 16 4 24
M. Read 48 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 49 4 10 -6 14
M. Raffl 49 6 6 4 12
M. Del Zotto 47 3 9 -8 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 12 6 .916 2.71
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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