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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 / 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 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 50 17 41 11 58
C. Giroux 49 16 36 7 52
M. Streit 50 7 28 0 35
W. Simmonds 50 18 13 -4 31
B. Schenn 50 11 20 -2 31
S. Couturier 50 11 12 0 23
M. Read 50 3 15 -8 18
M. Del Zotto 38 4 12 -6 16
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
V. Lecavalier 36 7 7 -9 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 10 12 6 .922 2.40
R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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