The Philadephia Flyers rank 10th in the NHL, posting a record of 31-19-7. The Flyers enter this game coming off of a tough loss and have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The Flyers have been alright on the road this season, going 12-14-3 so far this season. On the other side of the ice, the Florida Panthers have gone 30-20-6 this year, ranking 15th in the NHL. The Panthers have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games, winning their last game. While at home, the Panthers have gone 16-10-2, quite good for the home team. These teams are closely ranked and both need two points to help push towards the playoffs.
Philadelphia Flyers Search For Critical Road WinsPhilly Enters this game ranked 28th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when traveling on the road. The Flyers have had some amazing defense when at home, but when they leave their own arena, things seem to fall apart. Carter Hart should be getting the nod tonight and he has not been all that good this year. The defense just needs to learn what causes them to struggle so bad on the road and yet have the best defense when at home.
On the other hand, the Flyers rank 19th in goals scored per game when away from home. Players such as Sean Couturier have been good this year along with Travis Konecny. These two are the dynamic duo of this team and will need to support each other if they want to get
Florida Panthers Love Playing at HomeThe Florida Panthers are killing it this season at home going 16-10-2 on the year. The Panthers enter this game ranked 28th in goals allowed per game when on home ice. Goalie problems have big the only problem for this Florida squad, they are desperate for some solid play from Sergei Bobrovsky. Look for Bob to be the biggest wildcard here tonight.
On the other side, the Panthers are 3rd in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Mike Hoffman has been on a roll as of late racked up almost 50 points so far this season and has been one of the best point scorers in the entire league. Hoffman will have to come up big to beat this red-hot Philly team here at home by using his body and creating seperation.
- Panthers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Flyers are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Atlantic.
- Flyers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.