By Jenny Masters
The Flyers are finally home after a 3-2 road trip to Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
And they face the Washington Capitals (13-6-4, second in the East Division) tonight at the Wells, where fans will be waiting for them.
The Flyers are 12-6-3 against the rest of their division; they’ve scored 70 goals and rank seventh in the Nhl averaging 3.3 goals per game. James van Riemsdyk leads the team with 10.
The Capitals are 13-6-4 against East Division opponents. Washington has scored 74 goals and ranks ninth in the NHL averaging 3.2 goals per game. Nicklas Backstrom leads the team with 10.
In their l ast meeting on Feb. 7, the Flyers won 7-4. Scott Laughton scored a team-high three goals for the Flyers in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: van Riemsdyk has 26 total points for the Flyers, 10 goals and 16 assists. Sean Couturier has 12 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Backstrom leads the Capitals with 10 goals and has 26 points. Lars Eller has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .896 save percentage.
Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flyers: None listed.
Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body).