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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings

Flyers look to snap skid against injured Red Wings line-up

Tuesday, 01.28.2014 / 8:00 AM / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings
Flyers look to snap skid against injured Red Wings line-up
Philadelphia Flyers (25-22-6--56pts)
vs
  Detroit Red Wings (23-18-11--57pts)
TV: CSN RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

OFFICIAL NHL GAME NOTES  I PHI vs DET: A Deeper Look
1. COMING INTO TONIGHT
The Flyers come into tonight's game looking to snap a four-game winless skid, having lost three straight games… The Flyers have not dropped four straight since the beginning of the season (Oct. 11-17) and will be looking to avoid their first five-game skid of the entire season…  The Flyers have not dropped five straight games in any fashion since Mar. 31-Apr. 8, 2011… The Red Wings come into tonight's game earning points in each of their last three games, going 2-0-1, and play their first road game since Jan. 16, having recently completed a five-game homestand… Tonight is just the third game against a Metropolitan Division opponent for the Red Wings in the last 45 days… The Red Wings own a 6-4-3 record but have just one win against the Metropolitan Division in their last five games, while the Flyers have an 8-7-1 mark against the Atlantic Division, going 4-2-1 in their last seven games against the Atlantic.

2. A TIGHT KNIT GROUP
Coming into today, the Flyers sit in a tie for fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with Columbus at 56 points, and one point behind Carolina who has 57 points - All three teams are in action tonight… The NY Rangers, who are off tonight, sit in second place with 59 points… Only five points separate the Rangers in second place with the Washington Capitals, who sit in seventh place in the division at 54 points… Five of the Eight teams in the Metropolitan Division are in action tonight.

3. THE SEASON SERIES
The Flyers wrap up the season series against the Red Wings with their first and only meeting of the year at home… They are 1-1-0 against the Wings, splitting a pair of games at Detroit… Of the 16 goals scored in the season series between the two teams, nearly half have been scored on the power-play (7), with the Red Wings posting four of their eight goals on the man advantage… Five of the Flyers eight goals in the season series have come in the third period… The Flyers have one of the best records on home ice against the Red Wings in their history, owning a .697 winning pct. at 37-13-11-0 and own a seven-game home-winning streak against the Red Wings dating back to the 1997-98 season - this is just the eighth game on home ice against the Red Wings in the last 16 seasons as Detroit’s last win over the Flyers came on Jan. 25, 1997.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Claude Giroux (C: 28)
The Flyers captain has goals in two of his last three games and has five points (2g-3a) in his last five games… He has recorded at least a point in every other game in the month of January, posting four goals and six assists for 10 points in 13 games on the month… Giroux leads the team in points (47), assists (32) and is second in goals (15) and tied for the team lead in game-winning-goals (4)… In two games against the Red Wings this season, Giroux has a goal and two assists for three points… In his career against Detroit, Giroux has recorded six points (3g-3a) in seven games. 

5. Player to watch RED WINGS: Gustav Nyquist (RW: 14)
With injuries to their two star players, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist is tonight's player to watch on the Red Wings… He comes into the game riding a five-game point streak, including a four game goal-scoring streak… Over the course of his last five games, he has posted seven points (4g-3a)… In his only game against the Flyers, he recorded one assist.

QUOTABLE
“We know what to do. We know how to play, nobody has to say anything. You just have to go out there and play and do the right things out there.”
- Claude Giroux

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 62 19 45 4 64
C. Giroux 61 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 62 24 18 -2 42
M. Streit 62 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 62 12 23 -3 35
S. Couturier 62 12 14 -2 26
M. Del Zotto 50 7 17 -7 24
M. Read 62 5 18 -9 23
M. Raffl 47 13 3 4 16
V. Lecavalier 44 7 9 -9 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 11 13 7 .925 2.26
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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