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5 Things: Flyers at Bruins

The Flyers look to avoid back-to-back losses at home for the first time this season when the club hosts the Boston Bruins tonight

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (23-16-6, 52pts)
vs.
Boston Bruins (27-8-11, 65pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION 

GAME NOTES
SEASON SERIES

QUICK STATS
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 199gp (72-96-21-10)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 38-pts (14g-24a)
BOS - David Pastrnak: 65-pts (35g-30a)

1. BOUNCING BACK

The Flyers are currently one point out of a playoff spot in the East, but can leapfrog the Florida Panthers (52pts) with a win tonight... The Flyers look to bounce back after their first shut out loss of the season (1-0 vs. TBL) and just their third regulation loss on home ice... They have not dropped two straight at home in regulation yet this season and are 4-2-0 in games after any kind of loss at home... Overall, they own a 9-10-2-record in games after a loss, including an 3-4-1 mark in games after loss by one goal.

2. TWO HUNDRED

Tonight is the 200th all-time meeting between the two clubs, marking the sixth NHL club the Flyers have played 200 or more games against (NJD, NYI, NYR, PIT, WSH)... The Flyers have won three straight against the Bruins and enter tonight looking for their fourth straight win against Boston for the first time in franchise history... Tonight is also the first meeting in Philadelphia in nearly a calendar year (Jan. 16, 2019)... Five of the last six meetings against the B's have been decided by one goal, including the last two games which were decided past regulation.

3. TIED ATOP

The Bruins are tied for the President's Trophy for the NHL lead in points (65) and have the least amount of regulation losses in the NHL (8)... They are winners of three straight, have earned a point in five straight road games (4-0-1) and have earned at least a point in the standings in 12 of their last 13 overall contests (7-1-5)... In that 13 game span, they have also recorded at least one power-play goal in each game, going 15-for-48 (31.3%), which is a franchise record... Overall they have recorded a power-play goal in 32 of 46 games this season. 

4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER

THIS: The Flyers have had four of their last five games decided by one goal, and have recorded at least a point in 18 of their 21 total games decided by one goal this year (12-3-6)... THAT: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will play in his 1,000th game as a Bruin in tonight's game - he is the longest tenured active captain in the NHL, serving as leader since 2006, and fourth longest tenured captain with a single team in NHL history... THE OTHER: The Bruins have just one regulation loss against the Metro Division (8-1-5), but have dropped four of their last six against the Metro, while the Flyers have a 9-3-1 mark against the Atlantic Division, winning six of their last seven.

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

FLYERS (RW: #11 - Travis Konecny)

Leads the team in both goals (14) and overall points (38)... He's also scored the first goal of the game on six occasions, which is T-2nd in the NHL, trailing only Bruins' David Pastrnak (13)... Konecny was held scoreless in the last game, but has not gone two straight games without a point in over seven weeks (since Nov. 23-25).

BRUINS (RW: #88 - David Pastrnak)

He is the NHL leader in goals this season with 35 tallies... He has six goals in his last five games, and since the 2016-17 season, he is tied for second in the NHL in goal-scoring with 142 goals... Pastrnak also scored his first NHL goal against the Flyers, which was also his first two-goal game and happened nearly five years ago to this date - Jan. 10, 2015.

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