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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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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