Flyers v. Sharks
Last Game: Win, 2-1 v. Flames (Sat. Feb 8th)
Streak: Won 4
- The Flyers are 14-11-4-3 all-time against the San Jose Sharks and their win in San Jose on February 3rd snapped a 13-game winless streak for the Flyers dating back to December 2000.
- This is the Flyers' sixth consecutive game against a Western Conference opponent as they have won four-straight games heading into the Olympic break.
- Philadelphia has recorded at least one power play goal in 14 of their last 18 games including eight-straight before going 0-for-2 in their final game before the break.
- Scoring has not been an issue for the streaking Flyers as they have outscored their opponents 20-9 in their last six games.
- The Flyers are tied with the Chicago Blackhawks for second in the NHL in third period goals with 67 trailing only Boston's 71.
- Claude Giroux has five goals and six assists in his last seven games.
Last Game: Win, 3-2 v. Blue Jackets (Fri. Feb 7th)
Streak: Won 2
- San Jose is making its first trip to Philadelphia since December 8, 2010.
- The Sharks are 14-14-4-0 all-time against the Flyers but have found recent success against Philadelphia as they have not lost in Philadelphia since December 21, 2000 with three current Sharks, Patrick Marleau, Brad Stuart and Scott Hannan in the lineup that night.
- San Jose makes its money in the faceoff circle as the Sharks are second in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 53.2% and feature six players with a faceoff percentage of 50.0% or higher.
- The Sharks rely heavily on strong first periods as they are first in the league with 60 first period goals scored and are also tops in the NHL in first period goals allowed with just 31.
- San Jose is 31-12-2 with a +29 goal advantage when Brent Burns is in the lineup but they fall to 6-3-4 with a +2 advantage without Burns.
8-4-0, 1.67 GAA, .938 SV%
Stalock, 26, is coming off a strong performance just before the Olympic break stopping 19 of 20 shots fired his way in a 2-1 overtime win over the Dallas Stars on February 5th. Stalock's only appearance against the Flyers came on February third after Philadelphia chased Antti Niemi out of the game. Stalock stopped four of the Flyers five shots.
23-14-5, 2.49 GAA, .918 SV%
Mason, 25, was playing great hockey prior to the Olympic break winning four of his last five starts while allowing a total of three goals over his last three starts. His last time out he stopped 38 of 39 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Avalanche. In 13 career games against the Sharks, Mason is 6-6-1 with a 2.66 GAA and a .923 SV% with one shutout. He allowed two goals in a 5-2 victory over San Jose on February 3rd.