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NHL : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 2/20/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



PHILADELPHIA (7-9-0-1, 15 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (11-5-0-0, 22 pts.)
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Wednesday, 2/20/2013 7:35 PM
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1PHILADELPHIA+155Ov 5.5,-125+150Ov 5.5,-130
2PITTSBURGH-175Un 5.5,+105-170Un 5.5,+110
PHILADELPHIA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games7-10-0-3.67-10-3.67-92.627.92.927.2
Team Stats (Road Games)3-8-0-5.23-8-5.25-52.627.53.226.8
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.92-3-0.93-
vs. Division2-4-0-2.12-4-2.12-42.327.32.323.0
PHILADELPHIA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)1745161810104759.5%681319.1%83
Team Stats (Road Games)11291199003039.6%48816.7%53
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5167450014111.3%16425.0%30
Team Stats (vs. Division)614464001648.5%25520.0%27
Stats Against (All Games) 491712191546210.6%711216.9%82
Stats Against (Road Games) 351111130329511.9%47714.9%61
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 164660211713.7%1800.0%31
Stats Against (vs. Division) 146440213810.1%22522.7%22
PHILADELPHIA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)21383489.5%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
BRIAN BOUCHER (Road Games)21383489.5%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)21383489.5%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)151539435991.1%17-8-1.67-8-0-17-8
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)9922820589.9%13-6-3.23-6-0-35-4
ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)6613612491.2%12-4-2.12-4-0-22-4
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)44776787.0%02-2+0.12-2-003-1
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)11262180.8%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)11262180.8%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)11262180.8%00-1-10-1-0-10-0

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-5-0+2.911-5+2.99-
Team Stats (Home Games)3-3-0-2.63-3-2.64-
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.33-2+0.32-32.628.42.427.8
vs. Division5-3-0+0.35-3+0.33-
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)16521814191548410.7%621727.4%85
Team Stats (Home Games)6182970018010.0%23626.1%32
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513517011429.2%21523.8%24
Team Stats (vs. Division)82484120323810.1%32825.0%38
Stats Against (All Games) 3861913014398.7%631117.5%65
Stats Against (Home Games) 1731130014112.1%19526.3%27
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12264001398.6%21419.0%21
Stats Against (vs. Division) 17386002147.9%35617.1%29
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)111129126691.4%08-3+38-3-0+36-5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Home Games)551119787.4%03-2-13-2-0-14-1
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)5512211191.0%03-2-0.13-2-002-3
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)4411610792.2%03-1+23-1-0+22-2
BRAD THIESSEN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRAD THIESSEN (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRAD THIESSEN (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)6514713591.8%03-203-2-003-2
TOMAS VOKOUN (Home Games)21302790.0%00-1-1.60-1-0-20-1
TOMAS VOKOUN (vs. Division)43928693.5%02-1+0.42-1-001-2
TOMAS VOKOUN (Last 4 Games)43827692.7%02-1+0.42-1-001-2
Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.03,  PITTSBURGH 2.97
1/24/2013NY RANGERS2-1W0, -110W5.5 unU
1/26/2013at FLORIDA7-1W0, -115W5.5 unO
1/27/2013at TAMPA BAY1-5L0, +125L6 unP
1/29/2013at NY RANGERS1-2L0, +145L5.5 unU
2/1/2013at WASHINGTON2-3L0, -115L5.5 unU
2/2/2013CAROLINA5-3W0, -130W5.5 evO
2/5/2013TAMPA BAY2-1W0, -125W6 unU
2/7/2013FLORIDA2-3L0, -145L5.5 unU
2/9/2013CAROLINA4-3W0, -125W5.5 unO
2/11/2013at TORONTO2-5L0, -115L5.5 unO
2/12/2013at WINNIPEG3-2W0, +125W5.5 ovU
2/15/2013at NEW JERSEY3-5L0, +135L5 ovO
2/16/2013at MONTREAL1-4L0, +135L5.5 unU
2/18/2013at NY ISLANDERS7-0W0, -110W5.5 ovO
2/20/2013at PITTSBURGH 

1/25/2013at WINNIPEG2-4L0, -140L5.5 ovO
1/27/2013at OTTAWA2-1W0, -110W5.5 ovU
1/29/2013NY ISLANDERS1-4L0, -200L5.5 ovU
1/31/2013at NY RANGERS3-0W0, +100W U
2/2/2013NEW JERSEY5-1W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/3/2013at WASHINGTON6-3W0, -130W5.5 unO
2/5/2013at NY ISLANDERS4-2W0, -145W5.5 ovO
2/7/2013WASHINGTON5-2W0, -200W5.5 ovO
2/9/2013at NEW JERSEY1-3L0, -105L5.5 unU
2/10/2013NEW JERSEY1-3L0, -165L5.5 unU
2/13/2013OTTAWA4-2W0, -185W5.5 unO
2/15/2013at WINNIPEG3-1W0, -150W5.5 ovU
2/17/2013at BUFFALO4-3W0, -135W5.5 ovO
2/24/2013TAMPA BAY 
2/26/2013at FLORIDA 
2/28/2013at CAROLINA 
3/2/2013at MONTREAL 

LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.

COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.

ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.

LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina

PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.

OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.


LAST SEASON: 51-25-6, 108 points. Lost to Philadelphia 4-2 in first round.

COACH: Dan Bylsma, 5th season with Penguins, 165-81-25.

ADDED: C Brandon Sutter, G Tomas Vokoun, LW Tanner Glass.

LOST: C Jordan Staal, RW Steve Sullivan, G Brent Johnson, RW Arron Asham, D Zbynek Michalek.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Sidney Crosby. The 25-year-old superstar appears to be fully recovered from concussion-like symptoms that limited him to just 22 games last season. He should be back in his comfort zone with linemates Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz along for the ride. If healthy, he's the game's greatest playmaker.

OUTLOOK: With Crosby and reigning league MVP Evgeni Malkin in their primes, anything less than a Stanley Cup will be considered a disappointment.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-PITTSBURGH) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Flyers-Penguins Preview* =========================


Philadelphia (7-9-1) at Pittsburgh (11-5-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT

With their road trip shaping up to be a disaster, the Philadelphia Flyers turned in perhaps their most complete effort of the season.

Finishing the six-game trek with a win in Pittsburgh may prove they're serious about a turnaround.

The Flyers look to avenge a season-opening loss to the Penguins and cool off Sidney Crosby when the Pennsylvania rivals meet Wednesday night.

Philadelphia (7-9-1) lost three of four to begin its longest string of road games this season, leading captain Claude Giroux to meet with his teammates and demand changes after Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Montreal.

Giroux showed what he meant Monday against the New York Islanders, scoring 26 seconds into the game to spark a 7-0 rout. He added another goal and an assist, while Danny Briere and Matt Read also had three points apiece.

Jakub Voracek had a career-high four points, all assists.

"We played with attitude. High intensity, and played as a team," said Giroux, who had one goal in his previous 14 games. "That's how we have to play - a full 60 minutes."

Coach Peter Laviolette was quickly thinking about the Flyers' next opponent.

"You'd like to bottle it up and carry it right into Pitt," he said.

The Penguins won 3-1 at Philadelphia to begin the season Jan. 19, gaining a small bit of payback after losing last year's wild first-round playoff series to the Flyers in six games.

That helped launch Pittsburgh (11-5-0) to a successful first month, putting the club in a tie with New Jersey for the Atlantic Division lead. The Penguins scored at least one power-play goal for an eighth straight game Sunday and won their third in a row, 4-3 at Buffalo.

Crosby has been the catalyst, posting seven points in the last three contests - including an assist on Paul Martin's late game-winner against the Sabres. His 24 points rank second in the NHL to Buffalo's Thomas Vanek.

"It's not ordinary," coach Dan Bylsma said. "You realize you're watching somebody at a different level. So to say you ever take it for granted it's absolutely not at all."

The superstar center will be looking to end a brief dry spell against the Flyers. Although he has 89 points in 57 career games - including postseason - in the series, he has none and a minus-4 rating in the last three meetings, coming up empty in the final two playoff games.

Marc-Andre Fleury, 6-1-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average in his last seven starts overall, had a brutal time versus Philadelphia in the playoffs, but he stopped 26 of 27 shots last month to erase some of the frustration.

"Not all of it, but yes, this feels a lot better," Fleury said after that game.

Counterpart Ilya Bryzgalov turned away all 19 shots he faced Monday for his first shutout of the season, but Fleury is likely more concerned about Giroux.

The young center scored Philadelphia's lone goal in the season opener, giving him at least one point for the 12th time in his last 13 meetings with the Penguins. He has totaled 24 points in that stretch.

Giroux has eight goals and seven assists in his last eight games in Pittsburgh, where the Flyers have won seven of nine.

Last Updated: 4/21/2018 9:41:54 PM EST

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