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5 THINGS: Flyers vs. Jets

The Flyers and the Jets face off tonight 8PM, at the MTS Centre.

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

GAME NOTES

WILD CARD TRACKER

  1. NYR: 93 pts, 10 games remaining

  2. TOR: 81 pts, 11 games remaining

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  3. NYI: 78 pts, 11 games remaining

  4. TBL: 77 pts, 11 games remaining

  5. PHI: 74 pts, 11 games remaining

  6. CAR: 73 pts, 12 games remaining

  7. FLA: 73 pts, 11 games remaining 

 

1. ON THE ROAD AGAIN

The Flyers hit the road for a seven day, four-game road trip… They also play their sixth road game in a span of playing nine road games in a 12-game stretch to the end of this trip… The Flyers have won two of their last three games, but are hoping to snap a three-game losing skid on the road… Winnipeg has played seven of its last nine games on home ice, dropping three of their last four at MTS Centre… Despite the losses, Winnipeg has scored at least four goals in each of their last three games and have won two straight overall - they are looking for just their second three-game win streak of the season.

 

2. LUCKY #7

The Flyers are looking for their seventh straight win against the Jets, coming into tonight's game on a six-game win streak where they have outscored Winnipeg, 22-10… In addition to the six-game streak, the Flyers have earned points in 11 out of their last 12 games, going 9-1-2… When they last met, the Flyers earned a 5-2 win on Nov. 17 in a game where five different players recorded goals and 12 different Flyers recorded at least a point, led by Radko Gudas with two assists.

 

3. MARCHING ON

The Jets have recorded 28 goals and are averaging 3.50 goals per-game in the month, while recording a power-play goal in six of their eight games, including three straight… Sean Couturier leads all Flyers in the month of March with nine points (2g-7a) in nine games, while posting a plus-minus rating of +9… Blake Wheeler has had the hot hand in the March for Winnipeg, recording 10 points (4g-6a) in eight games.

 

4. A SCORE TO SETTLE

The Flyers rank sixth in the NHL in scoring in the second period (76), while the Jets are tied for third for the most third-period goals scored (87)… The Jets have also won 75 percent of their games (24 of 32) when scoring the first goal… The Flyers lead the NHL for the most goals scored in a 6-on-5 situation (7), while the Jets lead the NHL in most goals scored in a 6-on-4 (4)… Steve Mason is unbeaten in regulation against the Jets in his career, going 6-0-1 with a 1.33 GAA and .945 sv. pct… Both goalies for Winnipeg are winless against the Flyers with Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson each going 0-1-0 and giving up four goals in one appearance against the Flyers.

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

FLYERS (LW: #10 - Brayden Schenn)

Schenn is riding a four-game point streak entering tonight with five points (3g-2a), while also recording goals in two straight games and three in his last four… Schenn is tied for third on the team in scoring with 47 points and leads the team with six game-winning goals… Against the Jets, he is riding a four-game point streak, recording five points (2g-3a) dating back to the 2014-15 season.

JETS (RW: #29 - Patrik Laine)

Not only is Laine leading all rookies in both goals (33) and overall scoring (60), his 33 goals are also tied for fourth in the NHL… He has 19 multi-point games, as well as six multi-goal games and three hat tricks… Despite being atop the NHL leaderboard in goals, Laine has just one goal in his last six games… He went scoreless in his only game against the Flyers.

 

TODAY AT 50

On March 21, 1991… Two of the hardest working players in franchise history became the eighth and ninth inductees in the Flyers Hall of Fame on March 21, 1991: defenseman Barry Ashbee (posthumously) and right winger Gary Dornhoefer… Dornhoefer, who was a member of the inaugural 1967-68 team and played in Philadelphia until he retired at the end of the 1977-78 season, played 725 games as a Flyer, scoring 202 goals, 518 points and accumulated 1,256 penalty minutes… Ashbee, who passed away in 1977 at age 36 after a bout with leukemia, was an everyman player who epitomized the competitive drive of the Broad Street Bullies-era Flyers. 

 

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 1-0-0

All-Time Record: 14 gp (9-3-2)

Leading Scorers

PHI: 55pts, Voracek (17g-38a)

WPG: 71pts, Scheifele (28g-43a)

Power Play

(PHI: 49-for-247, 19.8%, 13th) 

(WPG: 41-for-234, 17.5%, T-22nd)

Penalty Kill

(PHI: 168-of-212, 79.2%, 23rd) 

(WPG: 191-for-249, 76.7%, 5th)

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