Tonight the Flyers induct the 25th member of their Hall of Fame tonight, Jim Watson, who spent 10 years and recorded 38 goals and 148 assists for 186 points in 613 games, all with the Philadelphia Flyers… Of the 20 players to be inducted in the Flyers Hall of Fame, he is only the third player to have spent his entire NHL career with the Flyers (Bob Clarke, Bill Barber) and just the fifth player to be drafted by the Flyers (Clarke, Barber, Dave Schultz, Brian Propp and Ron Hextall)… He was a member of the Stanley Cup teams in his first two years in the NHL and a part of five NHL All-Star games, including four straight years (1975-78, 80).
The Flyers close out the month of February playing their 15th game in a span of 28 days… They own a 7-4-3 record for 17 points… The Flyers have won four of their last six games (4-1-1), including two straight on their current six-game homestand and are three points back of the Penguins in the wild card chase… The Flyers are unbeaten in regulation in their last four games on home ice, going 3-0-1, and are 4-1-2 on home ice in the month of February… The Flames started the month of February by winning four of their first five games, but since that point, have dropped seven of their next eight games, going 1-6-1, and are currently on a four-game winless skid… The Flyers have dropped three straight contests to the Flames, while four of the last seven meetings have gone past regulation play with the Flyers going 3-1-3 in that stretch.
The Flyers are ranked 15th in the NHL on the power play at 18.5 percent and have scored a power-play goal in two straight games and nine of 14 games in February… The Flyers have also recorded a goal on the power play in nine of their last 10 home games (10-for-37) at 27 percent, while 10 of their last 24 goals at home have come on the man advantage… The Flames are ranked 30th in the NHL on the penalty kill at 73.3 percent and have allowed a goal on the PK in eight of their last 10 games… Calgary ranks 29th among all teams in the NHL on the power play at 16.1 percent and despite a low rank, the Flames have recorded a goal on the man advantage in three of their last four games and five of their last seven, going 6-for-24.
Schenn is coming off a two assist game, his ninth multi-point game of the season, and fourth in the month of February… He is tied for the lead among all Flyers in scoring since Jan. 1 with 24 points (11g-13a) in 25 games while leading the team with a plus-minus rating of +8… Schenn ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 39 points in 59 games and is second on the team with 18 goals, which matches his output from last season and is two shy of his career-high of 20 set in 2013-14… Against the Flames, Schenn has four points (2g-2a) in seven career meetings.
The South Jersey native is currently riding a seven-game scoring streak entering tonight, recording eight assists and 11 points in that stretch… In his second year in the NHL, he leads the Flames in every offensive category: goals (24), assists (38) and points (62) as well as power-play points (15) and game-winning goals (6)… His 62 points rank sixth overall in the NHL and he is two points shy of matching his career-high of 64 points set in his rookie season… Against the Flyers, he averages over a point per-game with five points (1g-4a) in three games.