Philadelphia Flyers (8-3-3, 19pts)
Boston Bruins (10-3-2, 22pts)
at 18th hole fairway, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Resort | Stateline, NV
TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSP | RADIO: 93.3 WMMR
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Season Series: 0-2-2
All-Time Record: 204gp (73-99-21-12)
PHI – 18-pts: James van Riemsdyk (7g-11a)
BOS – 18 pts: Brad Marchand (9g-9a) & Patrice Bergeron (7g-11a)
1. OUTDOORS AGAIN
The Flyers are playing their fifth game in an outdoor setting, which is tied for the second-most in the NHL (Chicago: 6, Pittsburgh: 5)… The Flyers own a 1-2-1 record, winning their last outdoor game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, 4-3 in overtime vs. Pittsburgh… Three of the four Flyers outdoor games have been decided by one goal, including two in overtime… The Flyers have scored just one goal in the first period in their previous outdoor games and have recorded five of their nine total goals in the second period… Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault has coached in three outdoor games – he is 3-0 and today will be his 1,300th game coached in the NHL.
2. BRUINS OUTDOORS
Boston will be playing their fourth outdoor game and first since the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame vs. Chicago in which they earned a 4-2 win… The Bruins are 2-1-0 in outdoor action with an even 7-7 goals for & against… They have scored four of their seven goals in the third period in outdoor games, but have allowed 6 of 7 goals against in the second (4) & third periods (2)… Patrice Bergeron is the only Bruin to have played in all three Bruins outdoor games – he has three points (1g-2a) in the three games.
3. B STING
This is the fifth game of the season against the Bruins with the Flyers dropping the previous four games, going 0-2-2… It’s the second meeting outdoors between these two clubs with the Bruins earning a 2-1 overtime win in each team’s first outdoor game – the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston… The Flyers will also look to avoid their 100th regulation loss to the Bruins… The Flyers will be without six roster players due to COVID protocols including captain Claude Giroux (Voracek, Lindblom, Laughton, Braun & Konecny)… The Bruins will be without forwards David Krejci and Ondrej Kase due to injury.
4. THIS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL OLD
Only five players combined remain on the teams from the game in 2010 – Claude Giroux & James van Riemsdyk for the Flyers and Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron & David Krejci from the Bruins… Flyers forward Joel Farabee was nine years old when the Flyers played in Fenway, while Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy was 13 years old… 16 of the 20 players on the Flyers are no longer active players in the NHL, while 15 of 20 Bruins are in that same scenario… Flyers assistant coach Ian Laperriere played in the game, logging four hits on 12:29 of ice time.
5. PLAYERS TO WATCH
FLYERS (D: #9 – Ivan Provorov)
Ivan Provorov is averaging 26:07 of ice time per-game, which ranks third in the NHL and leads all players in the East Division – he has logged over 24 minutes in 11 of 14 games, including his last eight… He will also tie an NHL record for the most consecutive games played by a defenseman from the start of a career for the same team with his 330th consecutive game today (NYR: Dan Girardi)… He leads the team defense in scoring with seven points (2g-5a) and is tied for the team lead in plus minus at +7.
BRUINS (LW: #63 – Brad Marchand)
Marchand has points in all four games of the season series vs. Flyers, recording three goals and three assists for six points… He also has a nine-game point streak against the Flyers with 12 points (4g-8a) in that stretch… Marchand is also one goal shy of 300 in his NHL career.