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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Ottawa Senators

Flyers close out season series against Senators in Ottawa

Monday, 12.9.2013 / 7:05 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Ottawa Senators
Flyers close out season series against Senators in Ottawa
Philadelphia Flyers (13-13-2--28pts)
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  Ottawa Senators (11-14-5--27pts)
TV: TCN RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

GAME NOTES  I NHL.com Preview
1. TONIGHT'S MATCH UP
This is the third and final meeting of the season against the Senators as the two teams will have played the season series in a one-month span… The Flyers won the first two meetings by a combined score of 10-2… Five Flyers have recorded three points in the two meetings this season, while Steve Mason won both starts by stopping 58 of 60 shots for a .966 save percentage… Nine different Flyers have scored a goal in the season series thus far - Jakub Voracek is the only Flyer to have scored twice… The Flyers have gone 3-for-7 (42.9%) on the power-play against the Senators this season… The Flyers have won two straight and own an 15-17-6-2 record at Ottawa, while owning a 38-29-8-4 overall mark against the Senators.

2. WHO'S IN-WHO'S OUT
Vincent Lecavalier will be out of the line-up for 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back… He leads the team on the power-play with five goals and is tied for the team lead in overall goals (9), and tied for third in points (14) in 22 games… Defenseman Kimmo Timonen is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury… The Ottawa Senators have no current injuries and have just 15 man-games lost this season compared to the Flyers  who have 76 man-games lost, which includes Chris Pronger and Marc-Andre Bourdon.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
Ottawa has just three wins in their last 11 games, going 3-7-1… The Senators are one of two teams in the NHL in which their leading scorer is a defenseman as Erik Karlsson leads the club with 28 points (8g-20) in 30 games (MTL's PK Subban is the other)… The Flyers are 6-7-0 in games that follow a loss… The Senators are currently in the midst of playing 11 of their next 14 games on home-ice beginning with their 3-2 SO loss to Toronto on Dec. 7, while the Flyers are in the middle of playing 14 of 18 games on the road starting on Nov. 30 at Nashville… Scott Hartnell has eight (3g-5a) of his 11 points this season on the road.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Jakub Voracek - (RW) #93
Voracek's game seems to come alive against the Senators… He has two goals and three points in the two meetings this season and over his career, he has six goals and 11 points in 12 meetings against Ottawa… Voracek has not recorded a point for seven straight games, it is his longest drought as a Flyer and first since Mar. 17-Apr. 9 (13-games) as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
 
5. Player to watch SENATORS: Clarke MacArthur - (LW) #16
Not only has MacArthur factored into both Senators goals against the Flyers this season with a goal and an assist, he has recorded a point in five of his last six games, posting six points (3g-3a) in that span… He also has six of his nine total goals on the season in his last 10 games for the Sens, while ranking fourth on the team in scoring with 23 points in 29 games… Against the Flyers he has 12 assists and 16 points in 21 career games.

QUOTABLE
"[They have] good goaltending, mobile defensemen and good forwards so we obviously can't take them lightly even though beaten them a couple games this season and we know they're going to come out hard."
- Brayden Schenn

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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