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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs New Jersey Devils

Flyers close out season series against the Devils

Tuesday, 03.11.2014 / 6:56 AM / News
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FIVE THINGS: Flyers vs New Jersey Devils
Flyers close out season series against the Devils
Philadelphia Flyers (33-24-7--73pts)
VS
  New Jersey Devils (28-24-13--69pts)
TIME: 7 p.m.  I  TV: CSN 
RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

OFFICIAL NHL GAME NOTES  I PHI vs NJD: A Deeper Look
1. LATELY THE TEAMS…
The Flyers enter tonight's game having recorded a point in their last four games, going 3-0-1 and eight of their last nine games, going 7-1-1… The Flyers have also won two straight games on home ice and five of their last six at the Wells Fargo Center, and since Nov. 9 the Flyers own a 16-4-1 record at home… The Devils own a 4-2-0 record since returning from the Olympic break and have scored four-or-more goals in five of those six games… They have also earned a point in the standings in eight of their last 11 games to sit two points behind the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 69 points.

2. TURNPIKE RIVALRY
Tonight is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Flyers and Devils with the four games being the least amount of games played between the two in a season series since the 1994-95 lockout shortened season and just the second time since the franchise moved to New Jersey in 1982-83 that the two teams have played less than five games in a season series against each other… The Flyers own a 2-1-0 mark this year against the Devils with two of the three games decided by shutouts… Both Ray Emery and Martin Brodeur played in all three games of the season series… Only one of the combined nine goals scored in the season series by both teams came on the power play, despite a combined 24 power-play opportunities (PHI: 1-for-13, NJ: 0-for-11).

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Flyers have scored a goal in the third period in 12 straight games, posting 21 goals in that stretch, and are second in the NHL for most goals scored in the third period (75)…Of the Devils 65 games this season, 39 have been decided by one goal… The Devils are unbeaten in regulation when leading after the second period, going 18-0-4… New Jersey is the NHL's least penalized team at 7.9 PIMs per game, while the Flyers are the NHL's most penalized team at 15.5 PIMs per game… Jakub Voracek has posted three straight multi-point games for the Flyers, recording three goals and four assists for seven points in that stretch… In his four games returning from the Olympics, Kimmo Timonen has five assists and seven points, posting three multi-point games…  Jaromir Jagr leads the Devils in points (55) and game-winning goals (5) this season - he set a new NHL record, surpassing Gordie Howe, this season by scoring his 122nd career game-winning goal on Dec. 18 vs. Ottawa.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Brayden Schenn (C: 10)
The younger Schenn brother has points in two straight games and four of his last five contests with two goals and three assists for five points in that stretch… Schenn has set a career-high in goals (16), assists (20) and points (36) this season and is one of six Flyers to have scored 15 goals or more on the season and one of eight Flyers with 20 or more assists… Against the Devils, Schenn has three points (2g-1a) in three games of the season series.

5. Player to watch DEVILS: Adam Henrique (C: 14)
Henrique comes into tonight's game as the hottest player in the NHL, riding a six-game goal-scoring streak where he has nine goals and 11 points in that stretch… He was just named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for posting four goals and six points in his last three games… He leads the Devils in goals (23), which is also a new career high, and is tied for the team lead with seven power-play goals… Henrique leads the Devils with three short-handed goals this season - he has nine total SHG since the start of the 2011-12 season, which are the most in the NHL in that span… Against the Flyers, Henrique has six goals and nine points in 12 career games, including two goals in the season series thus far.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
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 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 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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