Philadelphia Flyers (6-5-2, 14pts)
Carolina Hurricanes (9-4-1, 19pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series (2018-19): 0-4-0
All-Time Record: 85gp (49-21-7-8)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 14-pts (6g-8a)
CAR - Dougie Hamilton: 16-pts (6g-10a)
1. POINTS & PERCENTAGE
The Flyers enter tonight having earned points in two straight (1-0-1) and five of their last seven games, going 4-2-1... The Flyers have also earned points in five of their six home games this season, posting a 4-1-1 record, and are tied for the third best winning percentage on home ice in the Eastern Conference (.750) - trailing only Boston (.937) and Buffalo (.785)... The Hurricanes are coming off a four-game homestand in which they earned points in three of the four games (3-1-0), but enter tonight having dropped the last three games they have played on the road.
2. LET'S FORGET ABOUT LAST YEAR
This is the first of four meetings with Carolina, who swept the season series against the Flyers last year, going a perfect 4-0-0, with the Flyers unable to secure a single point in the series and being outscored, 17-9... Since the team moved from Hartford to Carolina in 1997-98, the Flyers have never dropped more than four straight games, in any fashion, to the Carolina Hurricanes... At home, the Flyers have dropped four of their last five games they have hosted the Hurricanes, going 1-3-1.
3. MORE POWER TO YA
Tonight matches two of the top 10 power plays in the NHL - The Flyers are ranked 8th (23.5%) and Hurricanes are ranked 7th (23.9%), however the Flyers (12) have scored more overall goals on the power play than Carolina (11)... Flyers own the NHL's second-best power play on home ice, operating at 34.6%, and have scored on the man advantage in five of their six home games, including multiple power-play goals in three straight home games, posting six PPGs in that span... The Hurricanes have scored a power-play goal in five of their last six games, including four straight games, going 5-for-12.
4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
THIS: The Flyers are tied for third in the NHL for most goals scored in the third period (20), while the Hurricanes are T-5th in the NHL for most goals scored in the first period (17)... THAT: Carolina's Dougie Hamilton has 16 points (6g-10) and is one of four defensemen to currently lead his team in scoring (NSH: Josi, SJS: Burns, WSH: Carlson)... THE OTHER: James van Riemsdyk will face younger brother Trevor van Riemsdyk for the 10th time in their career, Trevor holds the team edge (6-3-0) to James (3-5-1), but James averages a point per-game with nine points (4g-5a), compared to defenseman Trevor (1a).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (LW: #93 - Jakub Voracek)
Voracek is tied for second on the team in scoring with 11 points (4g-7a) and has seven of his 11 points in his last five games... Tonight, Voracek ties Reggie Leach for 17th all-time in Flyers history with his 606th game as a Flyer... He also sits one goal shy of 200th career goals in the NHL.
HURRICANES (RW: #37 - Andrei Svechnikov)
The 2nd overall pick in 2018 has a four-game point streak with five goals and seven points... Last season, it took him 25 games to reach six goals and 30 games to reach 15 points... He ranks second on the team in scoring with 15 points (6g-9a), but all six of his goals and 11 of his 16 points have all come at home, recording just four points, all assists, in six road games.