Flyers Host Caps in Philadelphia Homecoming
The Philadelphia Flyers return home to the Wells Fargo Center for only the second time since Christmas this evening as they entertain the Washington Capitals in a pivotal game at the top of the NHL standings.
The Flyers currently sit second in the overall table and lead their opponents in eighth by six points having also played a game fewer, making them favourites to extend their current winning streak to three games on the spin.
Their task will certainly be aided by the fact that Caps have a distinctly average record on the road this season and are currently 9-9-2 away from the sanctuary of their own Verizon Center, while the Flyers are 13-6-2 at home.
Though the two sides have already met twice this season, this will be their first clash on Flyers’ turf, with honours even in the previous two games in Washington as the Caps scored an OT winner before being beaten in a shoot-out two weeks later.
A win for the Flyers could potentially take them to the top of the table, but with current leaders the Vancouver Canucks travelling to mid-table side the Colorado Avalanche, you’d expect it would be “as you were” at the top of the table tomorrow.