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5 THINGS: PHI vs. STL

Flyers take on familiar faces in road finale at St. Louis

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers

Philadelphia Flyers (37-35-8, 82pts) at St. Louis Blues (43-28-9, 95pts)

at Enterprise Center | St. Louis, MO

TIME: 8:00 p.m. ET |  TV: NBCSP+ |  RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

presented by The Rothmans Institute at Jefferson Hospital

GAME NOTES

QUICK STATS

Season Series: 0-1-0

All-Time Record: 152gp (89-43-17-3)

Leading Scorers: 

PHI: 82-pts, Giroux (21g-61a)

STL: 74-pts, O'Reilly (27g-47a)

 

1. ROAD SHOW

The Flyers play their final road game of the seasons... Should they be in the lineup tonight, there are six Flyers who will have played all 41 road games (Giroux, Hagg, Konecny, Laughton, Provorov & Sanheim)... Giroux, Konecny & Provorov appeared in all 41 games last season, while Giroux & Provorov haven't missed a road game in each of the last three seasons... This season, Giroux leads the team in points on the road (40), while Sean Couturier leads in goals (15) and Jake Voracek leads in assists (29). 

 

2. FIGHT FOR FIRST

The Blues are in a three-way fight for first place in the Central Division... They are one point back of both Winnipeg and Nashville with all three teams having two games left... The Blues have had each of their last three games decided past regulation play, and are on a five-game winning streak on home ice... Prior to Craig Berube taking over as interim head coach, the Blues were 7-9-3 with 17 points, which was last in the Central Division, second to last in the Western Conference and the entire NHL... Since Berube took over, the Blues have a 36-19-6 record and since Jan. 10, they have the most points in the NHL (57) and second-most wins (26) with a 26-8-4 mark.

 

3. ORANGE, BLACK & BLUE

The Flyers dropped the first meeting of the season against St. Louis, 3-0 on Jan. 7... The Flyers have earned at least a point in five of their last six meetings in St. Louis, posting a 2-1-3 record... Claude Giroux has eight points (3g-5a) in his last seven games against the Blues, including five points (2g-3a) in his last three at St. Louis... Ryan O'Reilly averages over a point per-game pace against the Flyers with 19 points (6g-13a) in 17 career meetings. 

 

4. SINCE... 

Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has goals in two straight games and four of his last six outings - Since the Jan. 7 game against the Flyers, he has 21 goals in 36 games which is T-3rd in the NHL... Since Jan. 9, Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has 11 goals in 37 games, which is T-2nd among all NHL rookies... Since Jan. 10, James van Riemsdyk has 20 goals in 37 games, which is T-3rd among in the entire NHL.

 

5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:

FLYERS (G: #37 - Brian Elliott)

Elliott goes against his former team where spent five years and played 181 games (104-46-16) from 2011-16... He also owns a 5-1-0 record against the Blues... This season, he missed 40 games due to injury suffered in November and is the Flyers nominee for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game of hockey... Since returning from that injury on Feb. 19, Elliott leads the Flyers in wins with a 5-3-1 record, .912 save percentage and 3.09 goals against average. 

BLUES (G: #50 - Jordan Binnington)

The 25-year-old rookie has taken the NHL by storm in the New Year... He received his first NHL start, win and shutout against the Flyers with a 3-0 win on Jan. 7... Since then, Binnington has gone 22-5-1, leads all NHL goaltenders in wins (22), save percentage (.931) and goals-against average (1.78) and has five shutouts... He has won six of his last seven starts entering tonight.

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