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5 Things: Flyers vs. Bruins

The Flyers could take over first place in the Metropolitan Division with a win of any kind tonight

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Philadelphia Flyers (41-20-7, 89pts)
vs.
Boston Bruins (43-14-12, 98pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. |  TV: NBCSP |  RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION 

GAME NOTES

METRO & WILD CARD RACE
M1 - WSH: 90 pts - 13 games left
M2 - PHI: 89 pts - 14 games left
M3 - PIT: 84 pts - 14 games left / 1 vs Flyers
WC1 - CBJ: 81 pts - 12 games left
WC2 - CAR: 79 pts - 15 games left
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NYI: 79 pts - 15 games left / 1 vs Flyers
FLA: 78 pts - 13 games left
NYR: 76 pts - 14 games left / 1 vs Flyers

QUICK STATS
Season Series: 2-0-0
All-Time Record: 200gp (73-96-21-10)
Leading Scorer:
PHI - Travis Konecny: 61-pts (24g-37a)
BOS - David Pastrnak: 94-pts (48g-46a)

1. PERFECT 10?

The Flyers could take over first place in the Metropolitan Division with a win of any kind tonight... They enter tonight on a nine-game winning streak - the longest active streak in the NHL and will look to tie their 10-game streak - a feat they have only accomplished four times, most recently in 2016-17... During the streak, the Flyers have outscored their opponent 39 to 16 and have five players who average at least a point per-game, led by Travis Konecny (5g-8a) and Jakub Voracek (1g-12a) with 13 points each... Carter Hart leads the the NHL with a 7-0-0 mark to go along with a .942 save percentage and 1.72 GAA.

2. YOU'RE THE BEST... AROUND

The Bruins come in as the top team in the NHL with 98 points and are tied for the most wins (43)... They are looking for their third straight 100 point season and ninth 100 point season since 2001-02... The B's also rank among the tops in several other key categories - They own the 2nd best power play (25.1%), third-best penalty kill (84.0%) and lead all NHL teams for fewest goals-against (167) and per-game (2.42), while tying for the league lead in largest goal differential (+51)... Boston comes in after suffering a 5-3 loss to the Lightning, but have won 15 of their last 19 games (15-4-0) since Jan. 21, including 9 of 11 road games.

3. FEELIN SWEEPY?

The Flyers will look to sweep the Boston Bruins for the first time in franchise history tonight after winning the first two games, both by a shootout... In fact, the Flyers have won four straight meetings against the Bruins, their longest streak in team history, with all four games decided by a single goal and the last three games all being decided past regulation... Dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season, 12 of 15 meetings have been decided by just one goal with seven decided in either a shootout or overtime... Tonight is also the 100th meeting on home ice against the Bruins.

4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER

THIS: The Flyers enter a stretch in the schedule where they will play five game in an eight-day span, with four of those teams currently sitting in first or second place in their division... THAT: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is the NHL's active leader among defensemen for most goals (17), points (42) and games played against the Flyers... THE OTHER: Tuukka Rask has a lifetime mark of 14-2-4 against the Flyers with a 2.03 GAA and .930 save percentage, while Carter Hart is a perfect 4-0-0 against the B's with a 2.85 GAA and .905 save percentage.

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH

FLYERS (RW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)

Voracek has a five-game assist streak entering tonight, averaging two assists per-game with 10 helpers in that span... An assist tonight would tie his career high of six straight games... Voracek is two assists shy of tying Mark Recchi (395) for most assists in Flyers history.  

BRUINS (RW: #88 - David Pastrnak)

Pastrnak co-leads the NHL's goal race with 48 tallies this year, which is also the fifth straight year he has posted a new career-high in goals since he was a rookie in 2014-15... He also ranks third in the NHL's points race (94), which is also a new career high... Against the Flyers, Pastrnak has nine goals and 14 points in 15 career games, including four goals and five points in his last four games at the Wells Fargo Center.

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