Season Series: 1-1-0
All-Time Record: 117 gp (71-33-13-0)
Leading Scorers: PHI: 39pts, Voracek (13g-26a) | VAN: 29pts, Horvat (13g-16a)
Power Play: (PHI: 32-for-146, 21.9%, 9th) (VAN: 18-for-131, 13.7%, 27th)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 99-of-122, 81.1%, 18th) (VAN: 96-for-119, 80.7%, 20th)
1. LAST BUT NOT LEAST
The Flyers face off against the only team they have yet to play this season in the Vancouver Canucks… The Flyers and Canucks split last year's two-game set with each team winning on their home ice… The Flyers also own one of the best winning percentages against the Canucks in franchise history at .662 with an all-time record of 71-33-13, however, the Canucks have won four of the last six meetings with the Flyers.
2. WEST FOR A WHILE
Vancouver comes into tonight's game having won six of their last eight games, but dropping their last two… The Canucks are one of the NHL's worst road teams with just five wins away from Vancouver, going 5-13-2 overall, losing two straight and posting just one road victory in their last seven games, going 1-5-1… Against the Eastern Conference, Vancouver has just six wins in 19 games, going 6-12-1.
3. HOME COOKIN
The Flyers return to the Wells Fargo Center for a quick home game before heading out on the road for another two-game set over the weekend before their bye week… The Flyers are in a stretch where they are playing 11 of 16 games on the road… At home, the Flyers won eight of their last 10 game, earning points in nine of them by posting a record of 8-1-1 since Nov. 27… Against the West, The Flyers own a 9-6-3 record but own a 6-2-1 record against the West at home, while going 6-0-1 in their last seven at home against the West.
4. SIXTY PLUS
Tonight's game pits two of the top teams in the league that have played games past regulation so far this season… The Canucks have had 13 games decided in either overtime or a shootout, which is tied for the sixth most in the league, while the Flyers have had 14 games go past regulation play, which is tied for third… The Flyers and Canucks are tied for second with the most shootout wins this season (4), while Vancouver is tied for third with the most overtime wins (5).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (RW: #10 - Brayden Schenn)
Schenn is the hottest Flyer as of late, recording points in three straight games (2g-1a) and five of his last seven games with four goals and three assists in that stretch… Schenn leads the team with nine power-play goals which is tied for the first in the NHL… He also has nine of his 13 goals when playing against Western Conference teams.
CANUCKS (C: #53 - Bo Horvat)
The 21-year-old leads the Canucks in scoring with 29 points and 13 goals, while ranking second in assists (16)… He is the Canucks representative in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game… Horvat has recorded a point in seven of his last eight games, recently having a seven-game point streak snapped in his last game where he recorded eight points (3g-5a)… Against the Flyers, Horvat posted a goal and an assist for two points in two games of last year's season series.
TODAY AT 50
On January 12, 1986… Bob Froese notches a 35-save shutout and the Flyers get goals from familiar sources - power play tallies by Tim Kerr and Brian Propp and a shorthanded goal by Mark Howe - to blank the visiting Calgary Flames, 3-0. Propp also assists on the Howe goal while Pelle Eklund sets up Kerr's late first period tally.