Flyers @ Wild
Last Game: Win, 3-2 @ Predators (Sat. Nov. 30th)
Streak: Won 2
- After dropping both games in Florida last week, the Flyers won back-to-back games this weekend to get back to the .500 mark.
- The last time the Flyers played the Predators was way back on January 17th, 2012 when they beat Minnesota 5-1 at the Wells Fargo Center.
- Vinny Lecavalier is out of the lineup tonight in Minnesota with back spasms.
- The Flyers power play ranks 22nd in the league at 15.2% but they are much better on the road at 22.5% which is good for fifth in the NHL.
- The Flyers are 11-3-1 when scoring first this season but only 1-9-1 when allowing the first goal.
- Philadelphia has allowed only 25 goals in their last 14 games (1.47 goals per game).
Last Game: Loss, 3-2 @ Avalanche (Sat. Nov. 30th)
Streak: Lost 4
- The Wild stole a point against Colorado scoring twice with under four minutes left, including game-tying goal with six seconds remaining in the third period.
- The Wild is 10-3-2 at home this season and have won six of their last eight games.
- Minnesota has only allowed 34 even strength goals and tonight's start, Josh Harding, has only allowed 17 in 21 games.
- Wild winger Zach Parise leads all Wild players with 18 goals, 18 assists and 36 points in 40 career games against the Flyers.
- Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter leads the NHL in ice time averaging 29:35 and has topped 30 minutes in eight of his last 13 games.
- Wild forward Dany Heatley has four goals in the last seven games.
3-4-0, 2.60 GAA, 3.10 SV%
Emery, 31, was in net for the Flyers 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Emery allowed three goals on 34 shots in the loss. Prior to the loss, Emery had won two consecutive starts. In four career starts against the Wild, Emery is 4-0-1 with a 2.32 GAA and a .919 SV%. With the Blackhawks last April, the 31-year-old shutout the Wild.
13-4-3, 1.52 GAA, .936 SV%
Harding, 29, has lost three of his last four starts after starting the year on a torrid pace. His last time out he allowed two goals on 25 shots against Colorado Avalanache in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss. Harding has only faced the Flyers once allowing five goals on 34 shots - two even-strength goals, two power play goals, and one on shorthanded tally.