Philadelphia Flyers (26-20-6, 58pts)
Los Angeles Kings (26-21-4, 56pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 1:00 p.m. | TV: CSN | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
presented by The Rothman Institute at Jefferson Hospital
Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 144 gp (86-39-15-4)
PHI: 45pts, Voracek (14g-31a)
LAK: 46pts, Carter (26g-20a)
Power Play: (PHI: 39-for-180, 21.7%, 9th) (LAK: 26-for-147, 17.7%, 21st)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 130-of-161, 80.7%, 18th) (LAK: 135-for-162, 83.3%, 7th)
1. FLYERS ON A ROLL
The Flyers come into today's game having won four of their last five games… They have gone perfect on the penalty kill in all four victories, killing off all nine attempts and going 14-for-16 in the five-game span… They have won 11 of their last 14 games at home, going 11-2-1 since Nov. 27… The Flyers have also gone unbeaten in regulation in their last eight home games against the Western Conference, going 7-0-1, while owning an overall home mark of 7-2-1.
2. AND SO ARE THE KINGS
The Kings come into today riding a four-game winning streak where they have outscored their opponent, 14-3, with goaltender Peter Budaj earning all four victories posting a 0.75 GAA and .970 save percentage, while defenseman Drew Doughty is on a six-game point streak, recording seven points (1g-6a) in that span… Former Flyer, Jeff Carter, ranks second among all NHL players with 26 goals, and also leads the Kings in overall scoring with 46 points.
3. HEAD TO HEAD
The Flyers wrap up the season series against the Kings today after earning a 4-2 win in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 in the season opener after they scored all four goals in the second period and fired 21 shots on goal… However, the Flyers have dropped four of their last five games at home to the Kings, going 1-2-2, but own an all-time winning percentage of .686 at home against Los Angeles with a 43-17-7-3 record.
4. PLAYING PAST 60
The Kings lead the NHL in most overtime wins this year (9) and since the 3-on-3 OT format was instituted, they lead the league with a 21-4 record… The Flyers lead the NHL in most games decided by a shootout and lead the league in most shootout wins (5)… Jeff Carter leads the NHL in game-winning goals (8) and is tied with the most overtime game-winners (3)… Jakub Voracek is tied for the NHL lead with the most shootout goals this year (4), while Claude Giroux leads the NHL with most shootout game-deciding goals (3).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (C: #28 - Claude Giroux)
The Flyers captain ranks second in the NHL in points on the power-play (22) after posting a goal on the man advantage in the 3-1 win over Montreal… He is second on the team with 41 points (12g-29a) and has 16 points (2g-14a) in 19 games against Western Conference opponents and in his career, has 10 points (3g-7a) in 12 games against the Kings.
KINGS (C: #11 - Anze Kopitar)
The Kings captain leads the team in assists (25) and is second in scoring with 31 points in 45 games… Lately he's been one of LA's hottest player riding a four-game point streak with six points (2g-4a) and a +4 rating in that stretch… Against the Flyers, he has just one goal, but eight points in 14 career games, including one assist in the only meeting this year.
TODAY AT 50
On February 4, 1999… Blueliner, Dan McGillis sets a single-game point high with three points (all assists) in a 5-2 win at the First Union Center over the Montreal Canadiens… McGillis finished that year second on the Flyers defense with 45 points and a career-best 37 assists.