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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 ET / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs Detroit Red Wings
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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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