Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 72 gp (33-30-8-1)
PHI: 47pts, Voracek (14g-33a)
EDM: 63pts, McDavid (18g-45a)
Power Play: (PHI: 40-for-196, 20.8%, T-11th) (EDM: 36-for-176, 20.4%, T-11th)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 140-of-173, 80.9%, 18th) (EDM: 134-for-164, 81.7%, 14th)
1. NO REST FOR THE WEARY
The Flyers enter the second of games on back-to-back days after taking a 3-1 loss to the Flames at Calgary… This is the 14th of 18 sets of back-to-backs and they own an 8-3-2 record in second games, including two straight wins in that scenario… The Flyers are also 4-1-0 in the second of back-to-backs after losing the first game… This is also the 11th time that the Flyers have played the second game on the road and 10th time that the visiting team has not played the night before.
2. OIL COUNTRY
Edmonton has dropped four of their last six games but have rallied as of late, earning a 5-2 win in their last game, vs. Arizona, and winning two of their last three… The Oilers have a winning record against every other division, except the Metropolitan Division, going 5-7-0… Cam Talbot has started the Oilers last eight games in net, going 4-4-0… Former Flyer draft pick, Patrick Maroon, has goals in two straight games and ranks second on the team with 20 goals this season, which is a new career high.
3. REMEMBER ME
The Flyers and Oilers play for the second and final time, but first game in Edmonton at their new arena, Rogers Place… The first meeting was a back and forth shootout with the Flyers coming out on the winning end by a 6-5 score with 10 of the 11 goals scored in the second and third period… Jakub Voracek recorded four points (1g-3a), while Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist… For the Oilers, Leon Draisaitl had three points (1g-2a).
4. US, THEM, US & THEM
US: The Flyers have the top three and five of the top seven players in the NHL in average power-play time-on-ice (Gostisbehere, Schenn, Giroux, Simmonds & Voracek)… Shayne Gostisbehere ranks first in the NHL at 3:58.
THEM: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages a goal per-game against the Flyers and over a point per-game pace with six goals and eight points in six career games.
US & THEM: The Flyers and Oilers are in the Top 5 of the NHL in total shots on goal with the Oilers ranked fourth (1,791), while the Flyers are fifth (1,777).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (D: #32 - Mark Streit)
Streit posted a plus-minus rating of +3 and recorded a goal and an assist in the last meeting against the Oilers to go along with five shots on goal - the most of any player in the game… He has the highest points per-game average than any other defenseman on the Flyers at 0.45 recording 20 points (5g-15a) in 44 games.
OILERS (C: #97 - Connor McDavid)
The second-year pro currently leads the NHL's scoring race with 63 points in 57 games, while also leading the NHL with 45 assists… McDavid has points in two straight games and three of his last four… He has never gone scoreless in three in straight games in his NHL career… In three games against the Flyers, he has three points (1g-2a).
TODAY AT 50
On February 16, 1999: Rookie Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Dmitry Tertyshny scored the first goal of his NHL career in a 4-1 road win over the Phoenix Coyotes on July 23, 1999. Drafted by the Flyers in the sixth round (132nd overall) of the 1995 NHL Draft, the 22-year Russian blueliner came to North America for the 1998-99 season and unexpectedly became a semi-regular in Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson's lineup.