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5 Things: Flyers at Devils

Carter Hart gets the start as the Flyers look to improve to 2-0-0 vs. New Jersey this season

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (5-5-1, 11pts)
at
New Jersey Devils (2-5-3, 7pts)
at Prudential Center | Newark, NJ
TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record (as NJD): 212gp (87-91-15-19)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 13-pts (6g-7a)
NJD - Taylor Hall: 9pts (1g-8a)

1. NOVEMBER RAIN

The Flyers open up the busiest month of the 2019-20 campaign with 16 games in 30 days... They play the most road games (8) of any month, the most back-to-back sets (4) of any month, as well as two stretches where they play four games in a six night span... Of the 16 games, 14 are against Eastern Conference teams, including eight against the Atlantic Division... In addition, the club's 16 games in November are the tied for the second-most in team history and the most in 29 years, (17 in 1990-91; 16 in 1988-89).

2. WE MEET AGAIN

Tonight is the second of four meetings and first at the Prudential Center... The Flyers are 2-4-1 in their last seven visits to Newark and have an all-time record of 12-16-4 at the Rock since it opened in 2007-08... Overall, they have won two straight against the Devils dating back to last season, including a shutout win (4-0) behind Carter Hart in the first meeting, which was opening night at the Wells Fargo Center... Travis Konecny has the most goals (7) against the Devils than any other team in his career.

3. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

New Jersey comes into tonight having dropped two straight games, but have earned points in three of their last four games (2-1-1) after beginning the season winless in their first six games (0-4-2)... Tonight is the last of a six-game homestand for the Devils, who have both of their wins and all seven of their points in the standings on home ice so far, going 2-2-2 at the Prudential Center... The Devils have scored the second-fewest goals in the NHL this season (28) and have allowed the second-most goals-against per-game in the NHL this season (4.10).

4. ABOUT THE PK

The Flyers penalty kill has been perfect for four straight games and, dating back to the last five games, they have killed off 17 consecutive penalties... The Flyers PK leads all teams in the Eastern Conference at 86.7 percent, which also ranks fifth overall in the NHL... The Devils PK is ranked 26th in the NHL at 73 percent, but has had much more success on home ice, operating at 88 percent, allowing just four goals on 26 attempts which ranks 10th in the NHL... The Devils have also scored a power-play goal in four straight games entering tonight.

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

FLYERS (D: #9 - Ivan Provorov)

Provorov leads the team's defense in scoring with seven points (2g-5a) and leads the entire team in ice-time at 23:30 per-game, a full two minutes more than the next Flyer (Niskanen - 21:02)... Provorov had a goal and assist in the first meeting, and has the most points against New Jersey (10) than against any other team in his career, while also recording points in four of his last five against the Devils.

DEVILS (RW: #21 - Kyle Palmieri)

Palmieri leads the Devils in goals with six on the season, which includes a hat trick in his last outing, a 6-7 OT loss to Tampa Bay... Against the Flyers, he was held scoreless in the first meeting, but averages nearly a point per-game as a Devil against the Flyers with 16 points (9g-7a) in 17 games... Overall, his 11 career goals and 19 career points against the Flyers are the most of any other team he has played against.

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