Flyers @ Oilers
Last Game: Win, 4-1 v. Wild (Mon. Dec. 23rd)
Streak: Won 1
- The Flyers have not won in Edmonton since March 19, 2001 going 0-3-1 in their last four games in Edmonton.
- All-time the Flyers are just 8-17-6 in Edmonton.
- Philadelphia has struggled on the road lately going 0-3-2 in their last five road games.
- The Flyers are 4-1-1 over their last six games.
- Wayne Simmonds has seven points (5 G, 2 A) over his last four games.
- Philadelphia is 3-for-26 (11.5%) on the power play over their last six games after going 1-for-4 over the man-advantage Monday against the Wild.
Last Game: Win, 2-0 @ Flames (Fri. Dec. 27th)
Streak: Won 2
- The Oilers have won their last two games outscoring their opponents 8-2, including a 2-0 shutout of the Calgary Flames last night.
- Ryan Smyth scored both goals for Edmonton last night including one on the power play.
- Smyth is one power play goal away from tying Wayne Gretzky (125) for second in franchise history.
- Edmonton is 9-1 this season when leading after two periods.
- Defenseman Andrew Ference is one point away from his 200th NHL point.
- David Perron leads the Oilers in goals (15) and scored when they played the Flyers in November.
14-9-4, 2.35 GAA, .923 SV%
Mason, 25, is coming off of a fabulous start against the Minnesota Wild on Monday night allowing just one goal on 27 shots en route to a 4-1 win. It was his third consecutive victory. He was in net earlier this season against Edmonton allowing just two goals on 26 shots en route to a 4-2 victory. In 11 career starts against the Oilers, Mason is 6-4-0 with a 3.86 GAA and a .862 SV% to go along with one shutout.
2-4-0, 2.80 GAA, .915 SV%
Bryzgalov, 33, played well Monday night stopping 18 of the 20 shots fired his way against the Jets to earn his second win as an Oiler. Bryzgalov spent the last two seasons playing in Philadelphia. In four career starts against the Flyers, Bryzgalov is 3-0-0 with a 1.86 GAA and a .927 SV% allwoing just seven goals on 96 shots.