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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 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 65 19 46 6 65
C. Giroux 64 18 42 1 60
W. Simmonds 65 26 18 -1 44
M. Streit 65 9 33 -5 42
B. Schenn 65 12 23 -6 35
S. Couturier 65 13 16 4 29
M. Del Zotto 53 9 17 -3 26
M. Read 65 6 20 -7 26
M. Raffl 50 15 5 6 20
V. Lecavalier 46 7 10 -9 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 13 13 8 .926 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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