Flyers v. Lightning
Last Game: Win, 3-1 v. Canadiens (Wed. Jan 8th)
Streak: Won 3
- The Flyers enter the game with a 10-game home winning streak - their longest since 2003 and their longest home regulation winning streak since 1985.
- Philadelphia's penalty kill went 4-for-4 on Wednesday making them 19-for-19 over the last six games.
- The Flyers have swept both games in four of their last five back-to-backs going 9-1 in that span. This afternoon's contest is the first game of a back-to-back ending with the Rangers tomorrow night.
- The Flyers are 20-11-7-2 all-time at home against the Lightning.
- Wayne Simmonds has multi-point games in seven of the last 13 games.
- The Flyers have come from behind in the third period to win the game seven times this year. The franchise record is nine times done in 1996-97.
Last Game: Loss, 4-3 @ Capitals (Thu. Jan 9th)
Streak: Loss 1
- The Lightning are coming off a tough loss to the Capitals in which they allowed the game-winning goal to be scored with 51.9 seconds remaining in the third period.
- It was a weird game in Tampa Thursday. Goaltenders suffered from poor ice conditions finding it difficult to push off which required them to switch nets midway through each period.
- Defenseman Victor Hedman scored twice for the Lightning in the first matchup against the Flyers.
- Forward Ondrej Palat has an eight-game scoring streak and is coming off a multi-point game against the Capitals in which he scored the game-tying goal in the third period.
- Tampa Bay has 12 players on their roster who have played 100 NHL games or less and five players who have played 50 games or less.
4-9-1, 3.18 GAA, .877 SV%
Lindback, 25, suffered a tough defeat Thursday night against the Capitals. Lindback allowed four goals on 20 shots, including the game-winner with less than a minute to play to fall 4-3. In six career games against the Flyers, Lindback is 3-3-0 with a 2.19 GAA and a .917 SV%. His first regulation win of the year came against the Flyers on November 27th.
18-10-4, 2.35 GAA, .922 SV%
Mason, 25, was stellar on Wednesday night against the Canadiens as he stopped 19 of the 20 shots fired his way en route to a 3-1 victory. He has now won seven of his last eight starts and is 8-1-1 over his last 10. In three career starts against the Lightning, Mason is 1-1-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .889 SV%.