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5 Things: Flyers at Bruins

Philadelphia closes out a weekend back-to-back set of games tonight in Boston

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers /

Philadelphia Flyers (9-5-2, 20pts)
Boston Bruins (11-3-2, 24pts)
at TD Garden | Boston, MA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR


Season Series (2018-19): 2-1-0
All-Time Record: 198gp (71-96-21-10)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 17-pts (7g-10a)
BOS - David Pastrnak: 30-pts (15g-15a)


The Flyers come into tonight on a three-game winning streak and have earned points in the standings in five straight games (4-0-1)... Four of the last five games have all been decided past regulation play... During this five-game run, the Flyers have three players who have averaged a point per-game (Couturier, Lindblom & Giroux) with five points each... Recently recalled d-man Philippe Myers has three points (2g-1a) and leads the team with a +5 rating... After beginning the month in sixth place with 11 points, a win tonight would give the Flyers 22 points and move them ahead of the Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan.


The Bruins come into tonight having lost two straight games in regulation for the first time all season, after posting six straight wins and earning points in 10 straight (8-0-2) from Oct. 12-Nov. 4... Both losses, however, came on the road and the Bruins return home where they have won five in-a-row and are unbeaten in regulation for the entire season at 7-0-1, one of only two teams to have not lost in regulation at home (VAN: 4-0-2)... The Bruins have the largest goal differential on home ice at +19 with 33 goals-for to 14 goals against.


It's the first of three meetings against the Bruins and only meeting in Boston this season... The Flyers have won the last two contests, including the last meeting at Boston, which snapped a four-game losing skid in Beantown... The Flyers have dropped nine of their last 11 meetings at Boston, winning both games in overtime - they have not won in regulation at Boston since Oct. 6, 2011... Four of the last five meetings against the Bruins have been decided by one goal.


Tonight's game could feature 20 players who have graduated from the collegiate ranks... The Bruins lead all NHL teams with 12 players on their roster to have played in college, which leads all NHL teams, including three from the local Boston area (Coyle, Grzelcyk & McAvoy: Boston University)... The Flyers have eight players on their roster, who have played college hockey, including three that have played locally in the Boston area (Farabee: Boston University, Hayes: Boston College, Braun: University of Massachusetts-Amherst).


FLYERS (G: #79 - Carter Hart)

Hart will make his fourth start in the last five games - he is 3-0-0 in his last three contests, posting a 1.84 goals-against average and .929 save percentage - and he is one of four goalies in the NHL 3-0-0 or better in November... Hart also has an unbeaten record against the Bruins, going 2-0-0 in his young career with a 2.44 GAA and .925 save percentage.

BRUINS (RW: #88 - David Pastrnak)

Pastrnak is the NHL's leading goal-scorer with 15 tallies through 16 games, and is tied for the NHL lead in overall points (30)... In addition, Pastrnak has all 30 of his points after the first two games of the season and has points in 13 of his last 14 games entering tonight... Against the Flyers he averages a point per-game with 13 points (8g-5a) in 13 games.

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