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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Edmonton Oilers

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers (17-16-4--38pts)

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  Edmonton Oilers (13-24-3--29pts)
TV: TCN RADIO: 93.3 WMMR

GAME NOTES  I NHL.com Preview
1. HITTIN THE ROAD
The Flyers hit the road for a 12-day, six-game road trip, taking them through Western Canada, the Southwest and back East to Newark, NJ for a total of 6,689 miles by air and bus… The Flyers have dropped their last five games on the road, going 0-3-2… The Flyers penalty kill has given up a goal in the last four road games (14-for-19)… Not only will the Flyers play six straight on the road, they will play eight of their next 10 games away from the Wells Fargo Center.

2. THE MATCHUP
This is the second and final meeting of the year against the Oilers and first time the two teams have met twice in one season since 2000-01 season… This is the just the fourth time in the last 10 years that the Flyers have traveled to Edmonton - they have lost the last three meetings and have not won since the 2000-01 season… Mark Streit led the Flyers with two assists and four different Flyers scored in the first meeting of the season, a 4-2 win on Nov. 9… Ilya Bryzgalov will face his former team for the first time, since becoming a member of the Edmonton Oilers… Overall, the Flyers have an 8-17-6 record at Edmonton and a 30-28-8-0 overall mark against the Oilers.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
The Oilers have more wins against the Eastern Conference (7), than opponents in Western Conference (6)… The Flyers enter a stretch where they play five straight games against Western Conference teams… The Oilers have the NHL's 9th best power play on home ice, going 17-for-77, on the man-advantage… Claude Giroux currently has a career-high seven-game point streak, posting five goals and seven assists for 12 points, including four multi-point games.

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Jakub Voracek - (RW) #93
Voracek is currently riding a career-high eight-game point streak - two better than his previous high (six-games)… He has six goals and 13 points during this streak, including five assists in his last three games… Against the Oilers, Voracek has seven assists and eight points in 14 career games.

5. Player to watch OILERS: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - (C) #93
Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers in assists (20) and is tied for third on the team in scoring with 29 points this season… He has four points (1g-3a) in his last four games… This is just his second game against the Flyers in his career, went scoreless in his first game… Nugent-Hopkins was the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

QUOTABLE
"It shouldn’t matter if you’re playing at home or away. You need to play with the same intensity and play the same way. I think we just need to get focused when we play on the road."
- Claude Giroux
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