Season Series: 1-0-0
All-Time Record: 134 gp (63-50-21-0)
Leading Scorers: PHI: Giroux, 14 pts (3g-11a) | DET: Green & Nyquist (3g-6a)
Power Play: (PHI: 14-for-51, 27.5%, 4th) (DET: 9-for-47, 19.1%, 14th)
Penalty Kill: (PHI: 31-of-40, 77.5%, 24th) (DET: 33-for-41, 80.5%, 19th)
1. ANOTHER CRACK AT IT
The Red Wings will once again try and snap a 12-game winless skid in Philadelphia after dropping the first meeting in an overtime thriller won by Jakub Voracek, 4-3, on Nov. 2… The Red Wings last victory came on Jan. 25, 1997 and the Flyers have scored four goals or more nine times during the 12-games… The stretch is not Detroit's longest winless streak all-time in Philadelphia, however - the Red Wings went 29 games (0-23-6) between wins in Philly from Nov. 13, 1971 to Mar. 28, 1987.
2. HOME BASE
The Flyers return home after a brief two-game road trip and will now play five of their next six AND eight of their next 11 games on home ice… The Flyers have an even record of 3-3-0 at home and five of the six games have been decided by one goal, including their last four games… Brayden Schenn has all eight of his points playing at home, while Jakub Voracek has scored five of his six total goals at the Wells Fargo Center.
3. CLOSE AS THEY COME
The Flyers and Red Wings have an identical 6-6-1 record, but are going in opposite directions… The Flyers have won three of their last four games, while the Red Wings are winless in their last five games, going 0-4-1… Including their game against each other on Nov. 2, the Red Wings have had four of their last six games decided by one goal, while the Flyers have had seven straight games decided by one goal as well as nine of the 13 games.
4. DEFENSE FIRST
The Flyers defense has the most points of any defense in the League, recording 42 points and nine goals and 33 assists so far this year… The Red Wings defense has five goals and 23 points, most of which have been from d-man Mike Green, who is tied for the team lead with nine points (3g-6a)… The Red Wings have killed off 20 of their last 22 times shorthanded in their last eight games, while the Flyers have recorded a power-play goal in six of their last seven games (10-for-29).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH:
FLYERS (D: #53 - Shayne Gostisbehere)
The sophomore defenseman is tied for the lead on the team's defense with nine points (3g-6a), but leads all players on the team in time-on-ice per-game, averaging 21:26, including 4:26 per-game on the team's power play… He has five points (2g-3a) in his last six games, including a goal and an assist in the last game at Montreal.
RED WINGS (LW: #8 - Justin Abdelkader)
Abdelkader has points in three straight games, including a two-game goal scoring streak, and has 11 of his 16 total shots in his last five games… He is on a line with Tomas Tatar and Henrik Zetterberg… The 29-year-old is in the first year of a seven year contract, and represented the USA in the World Cup of Hockey.
TODAY AT 50
On November 8, 1990, Flyers Hall of Famer Tim Kerr tied Bobby Clarke for third on the franchise goal-scoring list… The goal was 358th of Kerr's career, which at that point had entirely been spent as a Flyer. In the Flyers' next game, Kerr scored again to take sole possession of third place. In total, Kerr recorded 650 points (363g-287a) in 601 regular season games for the Flyers. He ranks sixth all-time in Flyers history in points (650) and third all-time in goals (363), while holding the Flyers all-time record in power-play goals (145) regular season hat trick (17) .