Season Series: 0-2-0
All-Time Record: 188 gp (72-80-30-7)
PHI: 45pts, Voracek (14g-31a)
MTL: 42pts, Pacioretty (24g-18a)
Power Play: (PHI: 38-for-177, 21.5%, 9th) (MTL: 36-for-154, 23.4%, 3rd)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 129-of-160, 80.6%, 19th) (MTL: 143-for-180, 79.4%, 23rd)
1. HOME SWEET HOME
After playing 11 of their last 16 games on the road, the Flyers return home for a five-game homestand, their longest of the season… The Flyers own a 15-7-3 mark on home ice, including a 10-2-1 mark in their last 13… They average over three goals per-game with 3.04 GPG at home, compared to 2.30 GPG on the road… Jakub Voracek has 12 of his 14 goals and 30 of his 45 points playing on home ice, which ranks third among all NHL players for home scoring.
2. PERFECT 10… ALMOST
This the third and final meeting of the season against the Canadiens with the Flyers dropping both games in Montreal… The Flyers have also lost three straight to the Habs, but all three have come in Montreal… It's a different story at home, the Flyers have gone unbeaten in regulation against the Canadiens on home ice in their last 10 games, winning nine of those contests to go 9-0-1… Their last loss in Philly to the Habs came on Apr. 2, 2010, by a score of 1-0.
3. CONSISTENT CANADIENS
The Canadiens come into tonight's game leading the Atlantic Division with 67 points which is tied for third in the Eastern Conference… Lately, they are looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since Jan. 3-7, going 5-5-1 since that date… Leading scorer, Max Pacioretty, ranks fifth in the NHL with 24 goals, while starting goaltender Carey Price has started eight of the last nine games for the Habs, going 3-4-1, with a 3.13 GAA and .901 sv. pct.
The Flyers have scored just two combined goals in the first and second period in their last four games, while recording at least one goal in the third period in four straight games… The Flyers rank fifth in the NHL with 58 goals scored in the second period, while the Canadiens rank fifth in the league with 58 goals in third period and have a +16 goal differential in the third, allowing just 42 goals.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (RW: #10 - Brayden Schenn)
When the Flyers go on the power play, look for Schenn to capitalize - he leads the NHL with 12 goals on the man advantage and is tied for third among all players with 20 power-play points… Schenn led the team in both goals (6) and points (11) in the month of January, and comes into tonight with points in three of his last four games (1g-3a).
CANADIENS (C: #27 - Alex Galchenyuk)
The 22-year-old center for the Habs returns to the lineup after re-aggravating a knee injury on January 21, first suffered on Dec. 4, that caused him to miss 18 games… Despite missing time, he still ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 27 points (11g-16a) in just 30 games… Against the Flyers, Galchenyuk averages a point per-game in his career with 13 points (5g-8a) in 13 games, marking one of two teams he averages a point per-game pace (Devils).
TODAY AT 50
On February 2, 1974… In an epic blowout win, the Flyers brutalize the visiting Detroit Red Wings, 12-2, at the Spectrum… Bobby Clarke led the way with a hat trick and three assists for a six-point night… Ross Lonsberry also tallied three times for his 18th, 19th and 20th goals of the season… On the same night, Simon Nolet (1g-4a) enjoyed a five-point night, while Bill Barber posts two goals and an assist.