2015-16 Series: 0-2-0
All-Time Record: 30 gp (10-11-5-1)
Leading Scorers: PHI: Konecny & Giroux, 4pts (4a) | ANH: Getzlaf, 4pts, (1g-3a)
Power Play: (PHI: 2-for-10, 20.0%, T-13th) (ANH: 2-for-16, 12.5%, 21st)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 8-of-11, 72.7%, T-24th) (ANH: 15-of-18, 83.3%, T-13th)
1. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Flyers return to the Wells Fargo Center where they play their home opener after beginning the season on the road for the first three games… The Flyers also opened last season on the road and went on to win their home opener and have own an overall record of 27-15-6 in home openers… This is the fifth time that the Flyers have opened their home schedule against a Western Conference opponent since the NHL first changed the conference names in 1993-94… The Flyers are 4-0-0 in their home openers against a Western Conference opponent… The Flyers also begin a stretch where they will play 14 of their next 21 games on home ice.
2. IN THE BEGINNING
This is the last of a season opening five-game, nine-day road trip for the Ducks, who are winless (0-3-1) on the season thus far - their last three games have all been decided by one goal… The Ducks have just three home games in the month of October… Anaheim enters their 24th season in the NHL and has won four consecutive Pacific Division titles, including last season when they trailed by 16 points at the halfway point of the season… The Ducks have also had three straight seasons with 100-plus points.
3. NO LUCK vs. THE DUCK
The Flyers are winless in six straight games against Anaheim with their last win coming on Dec. 2, 2011 in overtime, and have dropped nine of their last 10 meetings against the Ducks, going 1-6-3… They have also dropped five straight meetings on home ice against Anaheim with their last win coming in the 2007-08 season on Feb. 2, 2008 when Mike Knuble scored all three goals in a 3-0 win… Despite their lack of success against Anaheim, this is the second time the Flyers have opened their home schedule against Anaheim - the Flyers took that game, 4-1 on Oct. 11, 1998.
Rookie Travis Konecny is the only Flyer to have recorded a point in each of the first three games of the regular season… The 19-year-old rookie has four assists to tie for the team lead (Giroux)… Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler has points in three straight games, recording two goals and two assists for four points in that span… Both Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds have goals in two straight games… Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has played 708 consecutive games to start his career - it is currently the sixth-longest streak in NHL history.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (LW: #10 - Brayden Schenn)
Returns from his three game suspension assessed by the NHL on April 24 of last season… It has been 180 days since Schenn last played in a non-preseason game… Despite being suspended, Schenn appeared in five preseason games where he recorded four points (1g-3a) and a +3 rating… Last season was another career year for Schenn, who led all Flyers in scoring since Jan. 1 with 44 points, which also finished sixth among all NHL players since the New Year began.
DUCKS (RW: #10 - Corey Perry)
Perry recorded four points (2g-2a) in the season series against the Flyers last year and in his career, averages over a point per-game pace with 15 points (4g-11a) in 13 games… Perry has a goal and an assist in four games so far this season and is tied for 6th in the league with 16 shots… Perry ranks third among all NHL players in goals scored since the 2008-09 season with 272, trailing only Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos.
TODAY AT 50
On October 20, 1977, the inhospitable host Flyers mercilessly pummeled the woeful Penguins, 11-0. Philadelphia enjoyed a 54-20 shot advantage… Bob Clarke led the way with four points (1g-3a) and Bernie Parent cruised to one of easiest shutout wins of his career.