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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Detroit Red Wings

Flyers hit the midway point of road trip as they visit Motor City

Wednesday, 12.4.2013 / 7:00 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers (12-13-2--26pts)
at
  Detroit Red Wings (14-7-7--35pts)
TV: NBC-SN RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

GAME NOTES  I NHL.com Preview
1. MATCH UP
This is the second of three games on the season against the Red Wings and last game at Detroit, who posted a 5-2 win on Oct. 12 in the first meeting… The Flyers got shut out for the third time this season in their last game (0-2 at MIN) - In the two previous games in which they have been shut out, then bounced back to win the very next game… The Red Wings come into tonight's game on a four-game winning streak in which they have out-scored the opposition, 18-4, having scored 15 of the 18 goals while at even strength… The Flyers have dropped three of their last four games on the road, but still have an 9-4-2 mark in their last 15 games… The Red Wings are unbeaten in regulation against the Metropolitan Division, going 5-0-3 so far this season and the Flyers own a 4-5-0 mark against all Atlantic Division opponents this season.

2. THE HOME/ROAD COMPARISON
The last time these two teams met at Detroit more than once in the same season was 23 years ago during the 1989-90 season… The Flyers haven't had nearly the amount of success at home than it has at Detroit - The Flyers have won seven straight games when playing the Red Wings in Philly, but have lost nine of their last 10 games when playing in Joe Louis Arena… Overall, they are 37-13-11-0 at home & 19-35-10-0 at Detroit in their history… The Flyers have won only one time (Jan. 2, 2011) at Detroit in the last 24 years (since Nov. 4, 1988)… The Flyers own an all-time winning record against the Red Wings, going 56-48-21-0 in 125 meetings.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Red Wings will likely be without their top 2 scorers - Henrik Zetterberg is out of the lineup (Herniated Disc in Back) and Pavel Datsyuk (Head)… The Flyers could be without their leading goal scorer, Vinny Lecavalier (Back Spasms - day-to-day)… The Flyers penalty kill has been perfect over the last three games, going 13-for-13 in that stretch, while the Red Wings PK has been perfect over their last four games, going 10-for-10…  The Red Wings have not lost in regulation in any one-goal game this season, going 7-0-7… Detroit has taken the fourth fewest penalty minutes in the NHL (8.9 per game).

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Steve Mason - (G) #35
Should Mason get the start, he will be looking for his 10th win of the year… He has a 9-8-2 record to go along with a 2.09 goals-against average and .934 save percentage… He has won his last two starts, stopping 59 of 62 shots he has faced, including all three players he has faced in a shootout… Since Nov. 9, Mason has appeared in eight games, going 6-1-1 and posting a 1.72 goals-against average and .945 save percentage… Against the Red Wings, Mason owns an 8-10-2 record with three shutouts and a 2.84 GAA in 20 appearances.
 
5. Player to watch RED WINGS: Nicklas Kronwall - (D) #55
Kronwall ranks second on the team in assists (18) and is tied for fourth in overall points (21) - his 18 assist also tie for fourth among all NHL defensemen… He is riding a six-game point streak in which he has nine points (2g-7a) in that span, including three-straight multi-point games… In six of those nine games, Kronwall has over 24 minutes of ice-time, including two 26-minutes contests… Kronwall factored into three of the Red Wings goals against the Flyers, posting a goal and two assists in their 5-2 win on Oct. 12… In seven career games against the Flyers, Kronwall has five points (2g-3a).

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- Wayne Simmonds

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 14 7 .915 2.70
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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