Philadelphia Flyers (22-13-5, 49pts)
Vegas Golden Knights (22-15-6, 50pts)
at T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV
TIME: 10:00 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 5gp (3-2-0)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 35-pts (11g-24a)
VGK - Max Pacioretty: 41-pts (16g-25a)
1. NO LUCK INVOLVED
This is the fourth of a six-game road trip for the Flyers, who look to even their 1-2-0 record after a 5-3 loss at LA... The Flyers have bounced back with a win four out of the six times they have given up five or more goals in the previous game, going 4-2-0, but have won the last four times... The Flyers power play has been on fire as of late - recording at least a goal in five of their last six games, operating at 29.1% (7-for-24).
2. WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS...
The Golden Knights host the Flyers sitting atop the Pacific Division with 50 points after earning points in seven of their last nine games, going 6-2-1... They've also won five of their last six games on home ice, going 5-1-0... Since entering the NHL in 2017-18, the Golden Knights have the seventh-most wins (116) in the NHL and third-best in the Western Conference, while having the fifth most wins at home (65) and second-best in the West.
3. SIN CITY SWEEP?
This is the second and final meeting of the year between the two teams after the Flyers earned a 6-2 win over the Golden Knights on Oct. 21... They will look for their first season sweep of the latest expansion franchise after earning a split the last two seasons... The Flyers have also been perfect in Vegas, earning wins on both visits and outscoring the Golden Knights 9-3 in the process... The Flyers have four players on the team who average a point per-game against Vegas (Couturier, Hayes, Konecny & Niskanen) with five points each.
4. THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS
The Flyers defense has recorded six goals and 13 points in their last six games... In addition, the Flyers D led all NHL teams in the month of December with 12 goals in 13 games... Overall, the Flyers have five defensemen who have recorded 10 or more points, which ranks third in the NHL and second in the Eastern Conference (6: BOS & MIN) and are also T-4th in the NHL with 27 goals from their defense so far this season.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (RW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)
Voracek has posted back-to-back two assist games, and has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games with nine points (2g-7a) in that stretch... He led the team in the month of December with nine assists and was second with 11 points (2g-9a) in 13 games on the month... In five meetings against Vegas, Voracek has four points - all assists.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS (RW: #61 - Mark Stone)
Stone comes in with a four-game point streak on the line with six points (3g-3a) in that stretch including three goals in his last two games... He also has recorded at least a point in 10 of his last 11 games, posting 16 points (5g-11a)... Against the Flyers, Stone has 10 points (4g-6a) in 13 career meetings, including five assists in his last four contests.