Philadelphia Flyers (6-5-1, 13pts)
Toronto Maple Leafs (6-5-3, 15pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
presented by BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
Season Series (2018-19): 1-2-0
All-Time Record: 183gp (98-59-22-4)
PHI - Travis Konecny: 14-pts (6g-8a)
TOR - Auston Matthews (11g-5a) & Mitch Marner (3g-13a): 16pts
1. HOME COOKIN
The Flyers return home after spending the last three games on the road... So far this season, the Flyers have wins in four of their five home games, going 4-1-0 and have outscored their opponent 22-13 overall, and 13-6 in their last two home outings... the Flyers also have one of the best power-play units at home, going 7-for-20 and 35 percent, which is 3rd best in the NHL... They have scored on the man advantage in four of their five home games, including four PPG in their last two home outings.
2. LEAF BLUEPRINT
The Maple Leafs come into tonight's game winless in their last two games and have dropped four of their last five games (1-2-2)... On the road, the Maple Leafs have dropped three straight games, giving up a power-play goal in each of those contests... Toronto is tied for 3rd in the NHL for the most goals scored (49), but are also tied for 3rd in the league for the most goals allowed (48)... Toronto has scored two goals or more in every game so far this season and four or more goals in seven of 14 games...
3. FALLING LEAVES
It's the first of three meetings against Toronto as the two teams will wrap up the entire season series in a month span... The Flyers travel to Toronto for a meeting next Saturday (Nov. 9) and host the Maple Leafs again on Dec. 3... The Flyers currently own a four-game home winning streak against the Maple Leafs, and have earned points in each of their last five meetings (4-0-1)... The Flyers have won 13 of their last 18 at the Wells Fargo Center (13-4-1), and overall, have won four of their last six meetings with Toronto.
4. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
THIS: Travis Konecny continues to lead the team in scoring with 14 points, and has not gone two games in-a-row this season without recording at least a point - he has points in 10 of 12 games... THAT: Mitch Marner has points in three straight (4a) and has not gone two consecutive games this season without recording at least a point... THE OTHER: Toronto has fired 30 or more shots in all six of their wins this year and have allowed less than 30 shots in seven of their eight losses... The Flyers lead the NHL for allowing the fewest shots on net per-game (28.1), while ranking 3rd in the league in most shots per-game (34.6).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (LW: #23 - Oskar Lindblom)
Lindblom leads the Flyers in goal scoring with seven tallies on the year through 12 games... Last season, he reached seven goals at the 50 game mark... He has scored in each of the last two games and four of his last six... His 10 points (7g-3a) are second on the team in scoring.
MAPLE LEAFS (C: #34 - Auston Matthews)
Matthews has 11 goals on the season, which leads the Maple Leafs and is T-3rd in the NHL... Matthews has posted 34 or more goals in each of his first three seasons in the NHL and, since his rookie year in 2016-17 ranks third in total goals (122) and second in even-strength goals (94)... Against the Flyers, he posted four points (3g-1a) in two games last year.