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NHL Preview: Edmonton Oilers (29-18-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (21-22-9)

EDMONTON OILERS NOTES:

ALL-TIME RECORDS vs. PHILADELPHIA GP RECORD HOME (39) AWAY (41) GF GA
OILERS ALL-TIME vs. PHILADELPHIA 80 35-35-8-2 22-10-6-1 13-25-2-1 253 271
OILERS vs. PHILADELPHIA – 2022-23 0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 0

QUICK FACTS
Thursday’s game will mark Edmonton’s first of two meetings against Philadelphia this season. The next time these two teams meet is on February 21st in Edmonton.

The last time these teams met was on March 1st in Edmonton, with the Oilers winning 3-0.

Evander Kane leads the team lead with 25 career points against Philadelphia and has played in a team high 27 games against the Flyers.

ROAD POINT STREAKS
Connor McDavid posted an assist on Feb. 7 at DET to extend his career-high road point streak to 15 games – the only other Oilers player with at least one run of that length was Wayne Gretzky, who had six.

WINNING WAYS
The Oilers are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, outscoring opponents 48-27

GOALS BY PERIOD
The Oilers rank 1st in the NHL in goals for in the second period with 75.

They also rank tied for 4th in the league in third period goals with 63.

LAST 10 GAMES vs. PHILADELPHIA
Record: 5-4-1
GF: 38 GA: 29
2021-22 3/1/22 @ PHI 3-0 W
2021-22 10/27/21 @ EDM 5-3 L
2019-20 10/16/19 @ EDM 6-3 W
2018-19 2/2/18 @ PHI 4-5 L (OT)
2018-19 12/14/18 @ EDM 4-1 W
2017-18 12/6/17 @ EDM 2-4 L
2017-18 10/21/17 @ PHI 1-2 L
2016-17 2/16/17 @ EDM 6-3 W
2016-17 12/8/16 @ PHI 5-6 L
2015-16 3/3/16 @ PHI 4-0 W

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NOTES:

TONIGHT’S GAME
Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Wells Fargo Center
TV: NBCSP | Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

UPCOMING GAMES
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (ET) BROADCAST INFO.
Sat., Feb. 11 Nashville Predators Wells Fargo Center 12:30 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic
Sun., Feb. 12 Seattle Kraken Wells Fargo Center 1:00 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic
Thur., Feb. 16 Seattle Kraken Climate Pledge Arena 10:00 p.m. NBCSP, 97.5 The Fanatic

CURRENT INJURIES
PLAYER INJURY DATES GAMES MISSED
Cam Atkinson IR-upper body 9/25-present 52
Sean Couturier IR-back 9/19-present 52
Ryan Ellis LTIR-groin/hip/back 10/11-present 52
Tanner Laczynski IR-lower body 12/7-present 26
Zack MacEwen upper body-jaw 1/28-present 2
2022-23 TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 276

FLYERS VS. OILERS: HEAD-TO-HEAD
FLYERS OILERS
37-34-9 ALL-TIME RECORD 35-35-10
26-13-2 HOME 22-10-7
11-21-7 ROAD 13-25-3
2-3-0 LAST 5 MEETINGS 3-1-1
5-5-0 LAST 10 MEETINGS 5-4-1

270 GOALS SCORED 253
20.2% POWER PLAY 15.9%
84.1% PENALTY KILL 79.8%
Ristolainen: 14 pts (2-12=14) in 15 GP
van Riemsdyk: 11 pts (5-6=11) in 17 GP
Braun: 11 pts (2-9=11) in 36 GP

TEAM SCORING LEADERS Kane: 25 pts (10-15=25) in 27 GP
McDavid: 21 pts (8-13=21) in 11 GP
Draisaitl: 16 pts (6-10=16) in 11 GP
Hart: 2-2-0, 3.61 GAA, .897 SV% in 4 GP
Sandstrom: Has not faced EDM

TEAM GOALTENDERS Campbell: 3-2-0, 2.60 GAA, .920 SV%, 1 SO in 5 GP
Skinner: Has not faced PHI

2022-23 SEASON SERIES (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
February 9 Wells Fargo Center 7 p.m.
February 21 Rogers Place 9 p.m

TEAM NOTES
QUICK HITS

  • Philadelphia is 10-5-2 in their last 17 games, outscoring their opponents, 53-45, since Dec. 29. The Flyers rank T-7th in the NHL in wins in that span.
  • The Flyers have earned points in 17 of its last 27 games (13-10-4), including a season-high four-game win streak, Dec. 29-Jan. 5.
  • Philadelphia has allowed the opposing team to score first in 31 of its 52 games this season. Philadelphia ranks T-5th in the NHL with 11 wins when trailing first in a game. The Flyers have scored first in 10 of their last 15 games, ranking T-2nd in the NHL in wins (7) when scoring first since Jan. 2.
  • The Flyers recorded a franchise-best 59 hits Nov. 12 vs. OTT. The 59 hits are tied for the ninth-most in a regular season game in NHL history.
  • Philadelphia ranks second in the NHL with 1,482 hits and 904 blocked shots.

HOME COOKIN’

  • Philadelphia is 4-4-1 in its last nine home games and 10-13-2 in 25 home games this season.
  • The Flyers have posted four five-plus goal games in their last nine home games.
  • Philadelphia has scored three-plus goals in eight of its last 12 home games. The Flyers are 10-2-2 at home this season when scoring three-plus goals.

VS. THE WEST

  • The Flyers begin a seven-game stretch against a Western Conference opponent, Feb. 9-21.
  • Philadelphia is 6-2-2 in its last 10 games and 10-6-4 this season against a Western Conference opponent.
  • The Flyers are 5-1-3 against the West on the road and 5-5-1 against the West on home ice this season.
  • Philadelphia swept the California road trip, Dec. 29-Jan. 2, for the first time in franchise history.

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