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5 Things: Bruins vs. Flyers

The Flyers and Bruins face off tonight 7:30PM, at the Wells Fargo Center

by @NHLFlyers



Season Series (2015-16): 2-1-0

All-Time Record: 189 gp (67-91-21-10)

Leading Scorers: PHI: 21pts, Simmonds (11g-10a) | BOS: 19pts, Marchand (6g-13a)

Power Play: (PHI: 20-for-80, 25.0%, 2nd) (BOS: 11-for-67, 16.4%, 18th)

Penalty Kill: (PHI: 55-of-69, 79.9%, T-23th) (BOS: 65-for-75, 86.7%, 4th)



The Flyers look for two straight wins for second time this season and the first time since three straight from Oct. 30-Nov. 3… The Flyers play their 14th game at home, owning a 6-5-2 record, but have earned at least a point in six of their last eight games, going 4-2-2… The Flyers continue to have the NHL's second best power play at 25 percent, and are tied for first with 20 PPG scored, recording a goal on the man advantage in 14 of their 23 games this season.



Boston is coming off a 4-1 win over the Lightning which ended a three game losing streak and a skid where they dropped four of their last five… The Bruins have killed off power plays in seven straight games, going a perfect 16-for-16 in that stretch… They have also been successful on the power play, scoring in four of their last five… The Bruins are undefeated when leading after the second period (10-0-0) and winless when trailing after the second period (0-8-0).



This is the first of three meetings against the Bruins and only one at home this season with the next two taking place at Boston… The Flyers took the season series last year, going 2-1-0, with all three meetings decided by one goal… The Flyers scored half of their goals (5 of 10) in the third period last year, while the Bruins scored nearly half of their goals (4 of 9) on the man advantage.


4. THIS IS 40

The Flyers have had two straight games of firing 40 or more shots on goal, and have had 40+ shots in six games this year… The Flyers lead the NHL in shots on goal (758) and missed shots (321)… The Bruins have over 40 shots in four games this season but lead all NHL teams in shots for the month of November (476), while the Flyers have allowed the fourth-fewest shots on goal in November. 



FLYERS (LW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)

Voracek ranks second on the Flyers with eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 23 games… Last season at the 23-game mark, Voracek had just one goal and 13 points… Against the Bruins, Voracek had six points in three games in last year's season series and has 17 points (2g-15a) in 17 career games.

BRUINS (RW: #88 - David Pastrnak)

The 20-year-old from the Czech Republic ranks second in the NHL in goals scored so far this season (13) and has posted nine goals in his last 11 games for the Bruins… He is second on the team in overall scoring with 17 points (13g-4a) and is tied for fourth among all NHL players with a +13 rating.



On November 29, 1986: The Flyers prevailed in a wild and fight-filled 6-5 game at Nassau County Coliseum against the New York Islanders. Winning goaltender Ron Hextall became the first goaltender in Flyers history to record a multi-point game, recording two assists in the second period. Tim Kerr and Rick Tocchet notched two goals apiece while Mark Howe was a +3 and notched three helpers.

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