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Daily Primer: Flyers go for three in a row

Wednesday, 11.13.2013 / 12:28 AM / NHL Insider

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The Philadelphia Flyers haven't won three games in a row this season. They hope to change that in front of a national TV audience Wednesday.

The Flyers have won back-to-back games for the second time this season after a 5-0 road victory against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Desperate for points, Philadelphia now travels to the Steel City to face their archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS).

"The way we're playing, we're playing as a team, we're following the way we should be playing and we're working hard," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. "Obviously when you've got Steve Mason behind us, too, it's easy to play with confidence."

Here's a closer look at the action Wednesday:

Toronto Maple Leafs at Minnesota Wild -- After a fast start to the season, Toronto enters Wednesday with five losses in its past nine games. This is will be the second of a three-game road trip for the Maple Leafs, who lost 3-1 to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday. Minnesota has won four of its past five games and three straight at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have scored 13 goals in those three home victories. Right wing Jason Pominville has seven goals and three assists in his past seven games.

Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins -- One of the fiercest rivalries in the League resumes at Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins are 7-2-0 this season. Pittsburgh, though, will be looking to get back on track following back-to-back losses that saw them outscored 7-2 in their past two games. Philadelphia has won its past two games, including a 5-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers (6-10-1) and goalie Steve Mason made 24 saves to get the shutout.

Dallas Stars at Edmonton Oilers -- The Stars saw a three-game winning streak come to an end with a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center on Saturday. Now they begin a three-game trip through Western Canada, beginning with a stop in Edmonton. Things have not been going well at home for the Oilers. Edmonton is looking to avoid being shut out at Rexall Place for the third straight game, which would be a franchise first. The Oilers are 1-5-0 at home and have been outscored 17-2 in their past four home games.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild