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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Edmonton Oilers

Flyers hit the road for another long road trip beginning in Edmonton

Saturday, 12.28.2013 / 10:02 AM ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Edmonton Oilers
Flyers hit the road for another long road trip beginning in Edmonton
Philadelphia Flyers (17-16-4--38pts)
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  Edmonton Oilers (13-24-3--29pts)
TV: TCN RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

GAME NOTES  I NHL.com Preview
1. HITTIN THE ROAD
The Flyers hit the road for a 12-day, six-game road trip, taking them through Western Canada, the Southwest and back East to Newark, NJ for a total of 6,689 miles by air and bus… The Flyers have dropped their last five games on the road, going 0-3-2… The Flyers penalty kill has given up a goal in the last four road games (14-for-19)… Not only will the Flyers play six straight on the road, they will play eight of their next 10 games away from the Wells Fargo Center.

2. THE MATCHUP
This is the second and final meeting of the year against the Oilers and first time the two teams have met twice in one season since 2000-01 season… This is the just the fourth time in the last 10 years that the Flyers have traveled to Edmonton - they have lost the last three meetings and have not won since the 2000-01 season… Mark Streit led the Flyers with two assists and four different Flyers scored in the first meeting of the season, a 4-2 win on Nov. 9… Ilya Bryzgalov will face his former team for the first time, since becoming a member of the Edmonton Oilers… Overall, the Flyers have an 8-17-6 record at Edmonton and a 30-28-8-0 overall mark against the Oilers.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Oilers have more wins against the Eastern Conference (7), than opponents in Western Conference (6)… The Flyers enter a stretch where they play five straight games against Western Conference teams… The Oilers have the NHL's 9th best power play on home ice, going 17-for-77, on the man-advantage… Claude Giroux currently has a career-high seven-game point streak, posting five goals and seven assists for 12 points, including four multi-point games.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Jakub Voracek - (RW) #93
Voracek is currently riding a career-high eight-game point streak - two better than his previous high (six-games)… He has six goals and 13 points during this streak, including five assists in his last three games… Against the Oilers, Voracek has seven assists and eight points in 14 career games.

5. Player to watch OILERS: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - (C) #93
Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers in assists (20) and is tied for third on the team in scoring with 29 points this season… He has four points (1g-3a) in his last four games… This is just his second game against the Flyers in his career, went scoreless in his first game… Nugent-Hopkins was the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

QUOTABLE
"It shouldn’t matter if you’re playing at home or away. You need to play with the same intensity and play the same way. I think we just need to get focused when we play on the road."
- Claude Giroux

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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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