Philadelphia Flyers (29-17-7, 65pts)
New Jersey Devils (18-24-10, 46pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series: 2-0-0
All-Time Record (as NJD): 213gp (89-90-15-19)
PHI - Sean Couturier: 46-pts (13g-33a)
NJD - Kyle Palmieri: 35-pts (19g-16a)
1. OPPOSITES ATTRACT
The Flyers enter tonight with two straight wins, four of their last five and are 6-1-1 in their last eight games... The Flyers have scored three goals or more in seven of those eight contests and have tallied a power-play goal in five of those eight games (6-for-24, 25%)... The Devils come in having played four consecutive games past regulation (2 shootout, 2 overtime) but have dropped each of their last three... In addition, they are winless in six of their last seven games and despite averaging nearly 3.00 goals per-game, they have allowed four or more goals in five of those seven games and an average of 4.57 goals-allowed in that span.
2. A DANCE WITH THE DEVIL
It's the third of four meetings against the Devils and final one at the Wells Fargo Center with the Flyers winning both games in the series thus far... The Flyers have scored six of their seven goals in the series in the second and third period, including four in the third frame... The Flyers are also looking for their fourth straight win over the Devils, which would be their longest streak in nearly 15 years, since a five-game winning streak from Feb. 10, 2004 to Nov. 30, 2005.
3. MILESTONE MEN
Both Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux will be playing their 300th consecutive game in the NHL tonight... In the case of Provorov all have come with one team since making his NHL debut, which ranks second among all time in NHL history... Giroux is one goal shy of 250 in his career AND three points shy of 800 in the NHL, where he would become the fourth player in Flyers history to record 800 points.... Shayne Gostisbehere needs one point to reach 200 in his career, which would be the sixth defenseman in team history to do so.
4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
THIS: A Flyers defenseman has scored a goal in two straight games and three of their last four contests, while also recording 11 points (3g-8a) in their last five games... THAT: Jesper Bratt (2g-4a) and Damon Severson (1g-3a) both enter tonight with four-game point streaks - a point for Bratt would match his career-high, while Severson looks to set a new career-high... THE OTHER: The Flyers have scored the first goal of the game in six straight contests entering tonight, while the Devils have scored first in three of their last four.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (G: #37 - Brian Elliott)
Elliott has won four of his last five starts, going 4-0-1 and posting a GAA of 1.58 and a save percentage of .935... He has also gone unbeaten in regulation in his last six starts (4-0-2) and earned the Flyers points in the standings in eight of his last nine starts in net (6-1-2)... Nine of his last 17 starts (53%) have been decided past regulation play.
DEVILS (RW: #21 - Kyle Palmieri)
Palmieri is coming off a two-goal game in the Devils loss to Montreal and has recorded points in four of his last five (3g-2a)... He is one goal shy of reaching his fifth straight 20-goal season, all since joining the Devils in 2015-16... He has the most goals (11) and points (21) against the Flyers than any other NHL team in his career.