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FIVE THINGS: Flyers at LA Kings

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

T he Flyers look to snap a six-game winless skid, as well as a nine-game winless streak on the road today… Despite the skid, the Flyers are just six points back in 3rd place for the final playoff position in the Metropolitan Division…  The Flyers own a winning record against Western Conference teams this season, going 4-3-2… The Kings enter today’s game having not allowed a goal in 121:49 after posting back-to-back shutout wins, as well as recording a shutout in three of their last four games… They sit in fourth place in the Pacific Division with a one point lead in the Wild Card spot for the playoffs… The Kings are also tied for the NHL lead in most home wins, posting a record of 11-3-1 at the Staples Center… The Kings are unbeaten in regulation when leading after the first period, going 8-0-2, or second period, going 11-0-1 .

T his is the second and final meeting of the year against the Kings with the Flyers winning the first, 3-2 on Oct. 28… The Flyers have split the season series the last three times they have played the Kings twice in one year with their last sweep coming in 2002-03… The Flyers are unbeaten in regulation over the last 10 years at LA, going 4-0-1 with the last Kings victory in regulation coming on Oct. 21, 2003 (4-0)… Jakub Voracek has 10 points (4g-6a) in 16 career games against the Kings, while Claude Giroux has seven points (1g-6a) in eight career games… Defenseman Drew Doughty has five points (2g-3a) in nine games while former Flyer Justin Williams has eight goals and 15 points in 22 career games against his former team .

T he Flyers have scored a power-play goal in their last three games, going 3-for-5 and 60 percent in that span… They have also recorded a goal on the man advantage in six of their last eight and nine of their last 12 games… Overall, the Flyers have the NHL’s fourth-best power play at 23.5 percent (20-for-85)… The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal over the span of their last six games, going a perfect 12-for-12… They own the NHL’s ninth-best  penalty kill at 84.6 percent (77-for-91) and the third-best on home ice, allowing just five goals on 50 opportunities .

Schenn will be facing his former team, who drafted him in 2009, for the fourth time...He was one goal in the previous three games... Schenn comes in as the Flyers third leading scorer, behind Voracek & Giroux, with 18 points (7G-11A) in 25 games, including a plus-4 rating, which is also third on the team behind Voracek & Giroux... Schenn has three points, all assists, in his last three games... He also averages over a minute more of ice-time per-game on the road (17:42) compared to home ice (16:32).

In his first year with the Kings since coming over in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres, McNabb has nine assists in 26 games… Most of his points have come during a recent hot streak where he has posted assists in two straight games, five of his last six and seven of his last 11 games… McNabb ranks second on the team in hits with 73… Although this will be just his 64th game in the NHL, it will be McNabb’s sixth against the Flyers - he is scoreless in the previous five.

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