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Tale of the tape: Flyers vs. Penguins

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 7:41 PM / Tale of the Tape

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Tale of the tape: Flyers vs. Penguins
Keystone State rivals Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins get together tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network as part of Wednesday Night Rivalry presented by Coors Light.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins, a pair of teams that are open about their disdain for each other, will get together at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network as part of Wednesday Night Rivalry presented by Coors Light.

The Keystone rivals met on opening day this season, with the Penguins eking out a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia. It was their first matchup since last season's Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series that the Flyers won in six games. That series featured three games with at least 12 combined goals and two games with at least 120 combined penalty minutes.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby enters Wednesday's play second in the League in scoring with 24 points in 16 games. Flyers captain Claude Giroux, who finished third in the Art Ross race last season with 93 points, hasn't matched that pace this season. He has just five goals and eight assists in 17 games, but is coming off a two-goal effort in a 7-0 victory against the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon.

A victory would put the Penguins into first place in the Eastern Conference, while the Flyers are 10th in the East, two points back of eighth.

STL   DET
 7-9-1 (4th, Atlantic) Current Record 11-5-0 (1st, Atlantic)
1763-1211-457-92 All-Time Record 1518-1535-383-86
141-83-30-7 Head-to-Head Reg-Season Record 90-136-30-5
19-16
Head-to-Head Playoff Record
16-19
2
Stanley Cups
3
13 Hall of Famers
16
Bobby Clarke
Most Famous Alumni
Mario Lemieux
0 All-time Art Ross winners
14
120
'11-12 Head-to-head reg-season PIMs *
115
163 '11-12 Head-to-head postseason PIMs *
149

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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals