Game Day: Flyers / Red Wings 5:00 PM EST
The Flyers are coming off another horrible performance Friday night where they surrendered five goals in a loss to the Ducks. In the last four games the Flyers have a GAA of 5.00 giving up 20 goals in that span.
The Red Wings are coming off an OT loss to the NY Islanders on Friday night and will undoubtedly come out looking for blood.
Overall the Flyers hold the edge versus the Red wings at 54-46-21. The issue for the Flyers is winning at the Joe and it has been that way for 22 years, since 1988. I thought about it and the last time the Flyers won I was a senior in High School, that was a pretty scary thought.
The Flyers are 18-33-10 in Detroit, 0-16-1 with two ties since their last win on Nov.4,1988, and in their last 14 visits to the Joe they haven't netted more than three goals in a game.
The Flyers had their win streak over the Canucks broken on this trip and the Flyers will try to break this one today. The last time these two teams met was in April 4th of last season in Philly that the Flyers won 4-3.
Like last season's matchup this will be the only time these two teams meet this season unless they face each other if the Stanley Cup Finals.
In The Nets
Looks like it is Brian Boucher's turn to get the nod on the goalie-go-round in Flyers Fun Land. He is 7-4-2 with a 2.36 GAA and a .913 SV% this season. It is also his birthday today so let's hope he has a good one.
Detroit will go with Jimmy Howard today versus the Flyers. He is 20-6-3 with 2 so and a 2.66 GAA and a .909 SV%.
The Flyers need to step it up today with their fore-checking, the need to be more aggressive than they have been in their last four games. Their play in the defensive zone also needs to be better, they need to stick with their man and not stand three feet from them.
They will need to apply tight checking and hard hitting to slow down the Red Wings offensive rush today. After ending the year on a losing note the Flyers will look to start this year off with a better effort and hopefully a win ending this drought.
Step Up Players
Boucher, Defensive Zone Play, Zherdev