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5 Things: Flyers vs. Bruins

The Flyers will be playing the second of a pair of games in less than a 24-hour span

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Philadelphia Flyers (34-22-11: 79pts) at Boston Bruins (41-15-8: 90pts)

at TD Garden | Boston, MA

TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP+ |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 0-1-0

All-Time Record: 193gp (68-94-31)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 79-pts, Giroux (23g-56a)

BOS: 66-pts, Marchand (28g-38a)

 

GAME NOTES

1. BACK TO BACK

The Flyers will be playing the second of a pair of games in less than a 24-hour span with last night's game being an 8 p.m. start... The Flyers have been successful in the second game of back to-back, earning a 6-4-2 record, including going 5-2-1 in their last eight... In 12 second games of back-to-backs so far, the Flyers are led by Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier, who both have 15 points (5g-10a) in that scenario... In addition to the back-to-back, this is also the fifth game for the Flyers in the last eight days.

 

2. BEHIND THE B's

Tonight's game is the fifth in a six-game homestand for Boston, who has won four straight - three of which have been decided in overtime, and they have averaged five goals per-game in that stretch... Bruins are in a fight for the top spot in the Atlantic and Eastern Conference with 90 points, six behind the Lightning, but have a full three games in hand... Beyond their four-game streak, they have a five-game home winning streak and have just two regulation losses on home ice since Dec. 16, posting a 14-2-1 in their last 17 home games.

 

3. THE LAST TIME WE MET

Since these last two teams met on Dec. 2, the Flyers and Bruins have been two of the hottest teams in the NHL placing in the Top 5 in terms of both wins and points... After that meeting, which the Flyers dropped 3-0, the Bruins have gone 29-7-4 for 62 points, the best record of any team, while the Flyers have gone 26-11-4 for 56 points, which ranks fifth among all teams... The Bruins have scored 147 goals, the most of any team, while allowing just 94 goals, the second least in the NHL... Since the Dec. 2 meeting, the Flyers have scored 127 goals, 10th most of any team, while allowing 113 goals.

 

4. US, THEM, US vs. THEM

US: The Flyers continue to be one of the best second-period teams in the NHL, recording two goals in the second period last night vs. Pittsburgh and now own a total of 77 second-period goals which ranks sixth in the NHL... THEM: The Bruins have been hot on their power-play as of late, recording a goal on the man advantage in each of their last three games, operating at 40 percent (6-for-15)... US vs. THEM: This is the second of three meetings on the year against the Bruins and only meeting at Boston... The Flyers haven't had much success in beantown lately, recording just one win in their last eight visits, posting a 1-5-2 mark.

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

FLYERS (LW: #11 - Travis Konecny)

Konecny recorded his 18th goal of the season last night and now has goals in two straight games and three of his last four... Since the last time the Flyers played the Bruins, on Dec. 2, Konecny has recorded 15 of his 18 goals and 28 of his 37 points in 40 games, compared to three goals and nine points in his first 25 games.

BRUINS (LW: #63 - Brad Marchand)

Marchand is coming off a five-point night with a hat trick and pair of assists in a 6-5 OT win over Detroit... He has eight points (4g-4a) in his last three games and since returning from his five-game suspension at the end of January, he has 16 points (7g-9a) in his last 13 games... Since the start of the 2015-16 season Marchand is tied for third in goals (104) among all NHL players and leads all players with a plus-minus rating of plus-70.

 

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