Flyers v. Capitals
Last Game: Loss - SO, 5-4 @ Capitals (Sun. Dec. 15th)
Streak: Lost 1
- The Flyers have allowed four or more goals in four of their last five games going 0-2-2 in those games.
- The Flyers currently have a six-game winning streak at home outscoring opponents 22-9 over that span.
- Flyers have not allowed a power play goal at home since November 21st against Buffalo going 10-for-10 on the penalty kill in the last three games at the Wells Fargo Center.
- The Flyers are struggling on the power play at home going just 6-for-62 (9.7% - 28th in the NHL) but have had tremendous success on the road going 15-for-61 (24.6% - 4th in the NHL).
- Michael Raffl has found success on the Flyers top line registering six points (2 G, 4 A) in his last four games.
- Philadelphia is 8-9-1 following a loss this season.
Last Game: Win - SO, 5-4 v. Flyers (Sun. Dec. 15th)
Streak: Won 1
- The Capitals are coming off a big third period comeback against the Flyers on Sunday scoring three goals in the final nine minutes to force overtime and a shootout.
- Washington will be without forward Mikhail Grabovski tonight.
- Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 27 goals this season and passed Mike Gartner for second in franchise history with his goal on Sunday.
- Joel Ward (3 G, 2 A) and Nicklas Backstrom (2 G, 3 A) each have recorded five points in the two games against the Flyers this season.
- The Capitals have won seven of their last nine games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
- Washington's power play is heating up scoring goals in five of their last six games and going 5-for-13 (38.4%) in their last three games, including going 1-for-5 on Sunday.
13-9-1, 2.82 GAA, .920 SV%
Holtby, 24, was pulled after just 11 minutes in his start Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He allowed three goals on just eight shots but Washington bounced back to win 6-5 in a shootout. In six career games against the Flyers, Holtby is 3-1-2 with a 2.46 GAA and a .916 SV% including the 7-0 shutout in November.
11-9-4, 2.35 GAA, .924 SV%
Mason, 25, is coming off one of the most disappointing losses this season. Holding a 4-1 lead with under nine minutes to go in the game, the Capitals scored three times to force overtime and eventually win in a shootout. Overall, Mason stopped 29 of the 33 shots fired his way. In eight career games against the Capitals, Mason is 3-3-2 with a 2.67 GAA and a .916 SV%.