It ought to be a Hart-pumping 60 minutes (or even more ) in the Wells Fargo Center.
The Keystone State conflict claims to be extreme as the Flyers (25-23-7, 57 points) welcome the Penguins (28-20-7, 63 points) Monday for the first time this year with the Flyers abruptly within striking selection of Pittsburgh from the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Let us take a look at tonight’s fundamentals:
In the last month, the Flyers have made up 12 points in their own cross-state rival with a opportunity to close the gap to within four points with a regulation win. Pittsburgh has a 3-7-1 record within the previous 30 days (29th in the NHL), although the Flyers are 9-0-1 (first in NHL).
- Flyers rookie goaltender Carter Hart will attempt to set an NHL record because he goes to his ninth straight win prior to age 21.
“I found him at World Juniors and that I was really pleased with the way he playedby his poise and how he handled the pressure. I truly enjoy his game. He is a big kid, quite athletic. He competes really tough, never gives up on some other plays. That is why documents are supposed to be brokenup. It is a part of life. I am glad that Carter has reached that milestone and hopefully he will get beyond me.”
— Thibault on Hart (through NHL.com)
Throughout his current winning series, Hart has listed a 2.35 goals-against average to cooperate with a .934 save percentage. The Flyers have contributed their rookie netminder lots of aid, averaging 4.6 goals per game over his past eight starts.
- Flyers forward Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek are equally riding six-game stage stripes. Couturier has scored a goal in each of the previous four games and has racked up nine points throughout his current series, while Voracek has eight points on that exact same stretch.
Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher produced some substantial moves within the weekend, including defenseman Philippe Myers and right winger Justin Bailey in the Phantoms. But, interim head coach Scott Gordon explained that neither participant will match up for tonight’s match against Pittsburgh because he needs both gamers to get into a couple more practices and be more expressive in the group’s system.
- It is the first time that the Penguins have played in the Wells Fargo Center this year. A look back in the tweet which might have sold Flyers lovers in their newest mascot Gritty, that must possess some fascinating antics in store for tonight’s match.