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5 Things: Flyers at Ducks

It's the second night in-a-row the Flyers will be in action and fourth consecutive time they've played a back-to-back in less than a 24-hour span

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (21-12-5, 47pts)
at
Anaheim Ducks (16-18-4, 36pts)
at Honda Center | Anaheim, CA
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION 

QUICK STATS
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 37gp (14-13-5-5)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 34-pts (11g-23a)
ANH - Jakob Silfverberg: 36-pts (13g-13a)

GAME NOTES

1. AT IT AGAIN

It's the second night in-a-row the Flyers will be in action and fourth consecutive time they've played a back-to-back in less than a 24-hour span, and second straight in just a 22-hour span... With this being the Flyers eighth back-to-back this season, all seven of the previous "second" games saw the opponent off the night before, making Anaheim the eighth straight rested opponent the Flyers will face in the second game... Overall, the Flyers are 2-3-2 on the back end of the second game in as many nights... They have scored an average of three goals per-game in the second contest, but have allowed 4.14 goals per-game. 

2. DUCK DYNASTY

Anaheim is coming off a 4-3 win over Vegas in their first game after the holiday break... Each of their last four wins have come by one-goal margins, including three in a shootout... Wrapped around a four-game road trip, the Ducks have won two straight on home ice, but haven't won three in-a-row at the Honda Center since their first four home games of the year (Oct. 3-18)... It's also the final home game of the decade for Anaheim, who lead all Western Conference teams and rank 4th in the NHL for most points (522) and win percentage (.668) at home since Jan. 1, 2010.

3. THE PLAYERS HAVE...

Flyers defenseman Phil Myers leads all rookies with a plus-minus rating of +18 through 21 games and is fourth in points per-game among rookie d-men (0.52)... Brian Elliott has won four of his last five road starts, going 4-1-0... Ivan Provorov has six goals on the power play, which leads all NHL defensemen, while his 12 power-play points are in the Top 10 (T-10th)... Ducks forwards Jakob Silfverberg has at least a point in seven of his last eight games (3g-4a), while Adam Henrique has goals in three of his last four (3g-1a)... Ducks goaltender John Gibson has won four of his last six starts, and owns a 4-1-1 mark with a 2.50 GAA and .926 save percentage in his career against the Flyers.

4. US, THEM, US vs. THEM

US: The Flyers have scored on the power play in four straight games, going 6-for-19 (31.5%), but have not scored on the power play in five straight since the 2016-17 season (Nov. 3-12, 2016)... THEM: The Ducks have scored eight goals on the power play in their last eight games, which accounts for 44.4% of their total offense - 8 of 18 total goals in that span... US vs. THEM: It's the second and final meeting of the season after the Flyers took a 4-1 win 12 days ago on Dec. 17 - the Flyers have won three in-a-row vs. Ducks and are looking for their fourth straight win over the franchise for the first time in their history.

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

FLYERS (C: #14 - Sean Couturier)

Couturier is tied for the lead on the Flyers for most points in the second of back-to-back, recording at least a point in six of the seven games, including five straight, and a total of eight points (1g-7a)... He had a goal and an assist in the last meeting against the Ducks and Anaheim is the only team in which he averages over a point per-game in his career with 15 points (7g-8a) in 13 games.
 

DUCKS (C: #15 - Ryan Getzlaf)

He enters tonight's game having gone scoreless in his last five, but is T-2nd on the team in scoring with 25 points (10g-15a)... Getzlaf has had a lot of success against the Flyers at the Honda Center - he has recorded a point in six of seven all-time meetings, including a five-game point streak at home against the Flyers with eight points (3g-5a)... Overall, he averages over a point per-game with 22 points (6g-16a) in 18 meetings against the Flyers.

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