Regular Season Game #41, Home Game #20
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA.
Eastern Conference Standings:
- Recently-acquired Jordan Weal will likely not be in the lineup this evening. The Flyers need to get him into the lineup, and it needs to be soon.
- Former-Flyer Zac Rinaldo really ‘wants a positive response’ at The Farg tonight. That should be interesting.
- Be sure to keep tabs on the kids up in Lehigh Valley and Reading.
- Sean Couturier is playing the best hockey of his career. He could be in the running for the Selke Trophy.
- Hey, Claude Giroux is an All-Star once again.
- Prospect Travis Konecny got traded by his OHL team to Sarnia. He’s still Flyers’ property, don’t worry. He’s absolutely FILTHY in the shootout.
- The Orange and Black are on a roll. They defeated the Islanders 4-0 at home. They’ve won three straight. Here’s the GIF rewind and recap. You can’t forget the fancy stats either.
- Shayne Gostisbehere isn’t playing this evening, he’s day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Last year was…difficult for us Philly sports fans, but there’s hope on the horizon.
- Ivan Provorov tied the game late for Team Russia, but they still fell in overtime to Finland at the World Juniors.
- Speaking of the World Juniors, let’s take a look at how the seven Flyers’ prospects faired.
- Nick Schultz is slated to play his 1000th career game tonight, becoming the 301st NHL player to reach the milestone out of over 7,000 who have played in the league.
- Brayden Schenn has a goal and four assists for five points in his last four games.
- Claude Giroux was named to the Metropolitan Division All-Star team last week. He leads the Flyers in scoring with 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points. Giroux currently ranks sixth in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 57.4.
- The Bruins are 15-2-3 when Brad Marchand records a point this season.
- The Bruins and Flyers are meeting for the 188th time in their franchise histories with the Bruins having a 100-59-21-7 record and 618- 549 scoring advantage in those games.
- Boston is one of only two teams, along with Montreal, against which the Flyers have an all-time record under .500, and is the only team against which the Flyers have a sub-.500 record on their home ice.
We discuss the Flyers’ three-game winning streak and where they stand in the Eastern Conference, Sean Couturier’s offensive push over the last 10 games, and the group of young prospects that played in the World Junior Championship.
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