Philadelphia Flyers (15-7-5, 35pts)
Toronto Maple Leafs (13-11-4, 30pts)
at Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
TIME: 7:00 p.m. | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic
Presented by: BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION
5 Things: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs
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Flyer (pamphlet), a single-page leaflet
Season Series: 1-0-1
All-Time Record: 185gp (99-59-22-5)
PHI – Travis Konecny: 25-pts (9g-16a)
TOR – Auston Matthews: 31-pts (16g-15a)
1. STREAK (x3)
5 Things: Flyers vs. Maple Leafs
The Flyers come into tonight on a four-game winning streak, as good as recording points in 6 true (5-0-1)… During that six-game stretch, a Flyers have outscored their opponent, 22-13, with 4 of a 6 games motionless by one goal… In further to that, a Flyers have a 10-game indicate strain on home ice – they have not mislaid in law during home in over 6 weeks (since Oct. 19 vs. Dallas), going 6-0-4 with all 4 waste entrance in a form of a shootout… The Flyers have have also outscored their opponent, 37-20, in that stretch… Overall, they possess an 8-1-4 record during home and are one of 3 teams in a whole NHL to have one or fewer waste in law during home (BOS: 0, MIN: 1).
2. TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
Despite dual prior meetings recently, these aren’t a same Maple Leafs a Flyers will be facing… Toronto has given done a coaching change, fixing 39-year-old Sheldon Keefe a new dais trainer after 5 seasons with their AHL club, a Toronto Marlies… He posted a 199-89-22-9 record, twice had a best unchanging deteriorate record in a AHL and won a Calder Cup Title in 2018… Since holding over a Maple Leafs, they snapped a six-game losing movement (0-5-1) in his initial diversion and now possess a 4-1-0 record in his initial five, averaging 4 goals per-game, while permitting usually 2.2 goals per-game.
3. SO LONG LEAFS
The Flyers will demeanour for their 100th all-time feat opposite a Toronto Maple Leafs tonight… It’s also their third and final diversion of a deteriorate array with a dual teams bursting victories, both by a shootout… In fact, a final 3 meetings between a dual teams have been motionless by a shootout… 10 opposite players have scored goals between a dual teams with no actor scoring some-more than one idea in a deteriorate series… The Flyers have scored 3 of their 5 goals on a power-play, while a Maple Leafs have scored all 5 of their goals during even strength… The Flyers have a 5-2-1 record in their final 8 opposite Toronto and 5 of a final 6 meetings have been motionless by one idea with 4 past regulation.
4. NON-DIVISION DECEMBER
The Flyers enter a month of Dec with 13 games in 31 days with 7 on a highway vs. 6 during home… Eight of a 13 are opposite Western Conference opponents and usually one of a 13 opposite a Metropolitan Division competition (Dec. 23 vs. NYR)… The Maple Leafs also have 13 games in December, 8 of that are on a road, 6 opposite a West, 5 opposite a Metro and usually dual opposite their possess Atlantic Division… The Maple Leafs have their misfortune winning commission opposite a Metro (2-3-3, .438).
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (C: #14 – Sean Couturier)
Couturier has points in dual straight, and 4 of his final 5 games (2g-4a) to go along with a +7 rating… He led all Flyers in scoring in Nov with 15 points (6g-9a) and a +11 rating, that T-4th in a whole NHL…He has 7 of his 8 goals on home ice and is now roving a four-game indicate strain during a Wells Fargo Center with 6 points (3g-3a).
MAPLE LEAFS (C: #91 – John Tavares)
Since a coaching change, Tavares leads a group with 4 goals and 6 points, all of that have come in a final 3 games, recording dual points in any of his final three… Tavares has 35 points (18g-17a) in 42 career games opposite a Flyers, though in 4 games as a Maple Leaf, he usually has one indicate (1g) and was hold scoreless in his usually assembly this season.