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5 Things: Flyers at Capitals

The Flyers enter tonight's matchup with the Capitals riding a four-game winning streak

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (10-5-2, 22pts)
vs.
Washington Capitals (13-2-4, 30pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:30 p.m. |  TV: NBCSN |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION 
 

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS
Season Series (2018-19): 0-4-0
All-Time Record: 219gp (114-78-19-8)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 19-pts (8g-11a)
WSH - John Carlson: 29-pts (8g-21a)

1. STREAK 1

The Flyers enter tonight with a four-game winning streak, which is tied for the NHL's longest active winning streak (San Jose), and have earned points in six straight games, going 5-0-1... Prior to the streak, since Oct. 31, the Flyers were 5-5-1 (11 points) and 6th in Metropolitan Division and 12th in Eastern Conference, and are now in a tie for T-3rd place in the Metro, and T-6th in the East... In addition, the Flyers have earned points in five straight games on home ice (4-0-1) and have the NHL's second-best winning percentage at home (.813).

2. STREAK 2

Tonight's opponent is just as hot - the Capitals come in as the NHL's leading team in the standings with the most wins (13) and points (30)... They have earned a point in the standings in 12 straight games, going 10-0-2 since Oct. 16, and averaged 4.5 goals per-game in that stretch... The Caps also own the NHL's best road record, posting an 8-1-1 mark away from Washington... They have won three straight road games and are unbeaten in regulation on the road in their last seven games, going 6-0-1.

3. EXTENDING YOURSELF

In addition to each team's streaks, both have played numerous games past regulation play as of late... The Flyers last three game have been decided past regulation, including their last two by shootout... The Flyers have not had four consecutive games decided past regulation in over eight years, since they went to four straight shootouts from Mar. 17-24, 2011... The Flyers have also had five of their last six games decided past regulation, winning four of those five... The Caps have had five of their last eight games decided past regulation, including their last game, a shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

4. US, THEM, US vs. THEM

US: The Flyers penalty kill is ranked 7th in the NHL, and third among all Eastern Conference teams at 85.4%... They have allowed just two goals on the PK in their last 10 games, operating at 92.8%, and have gone perfect on the PK in nine of those 10 games ... THEM: John Carlson leads all NHL defensemen in scoring with 29 points in 19 games, which is 10 points more than the next d-man (CAR: Dougie Hamilton) ... US vs. THEM: It's the first of four meetings against the Caps this season, the Flyers dropped all four games last season to Washington and are looking to avoid a fifth straight loss for just the second time in franchise history and first since 1991. 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

FLYERS (D: #5 - Philippe Myers)

The rookie defenseman has a four-game point streak, recording four points (3g-1a) and has posted a goal in three straight games, becoming just the 7th d-man in Flyers history to score in three straight - only 1 Flyer has scored in four straight (Mark Howe: 1986)... Having played just six games so far this season, Myers is already T-7th among all rookie d-men in the NHL with four points and T-2nd with his three goals.

CAPITALS (RW: #43 - Tom Wilson)

The 6'4", 220-pound winger has points in five straight games, recording four goals and nine points, including a +8 rating in this stretch... Wilson has eight goals and 16 points through 19 games this season, and leads the Caps with three game-winning goals... Over the last two seasons, Wilson is the only player in the NHL who has accumulated at least 250 penalty minutes and recorded 75 points.

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