The Detroit Red Wings (19-17-8) welcome the Philadelphia Flyers (19-20-7) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. Philadelphia is coming off a 4-1 loss against the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Morgan Frost scored the only goal for the Flyers. Carter Hart saved only 25 of 28 shots against (.892%) in the loss. Detroit beat the Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday.
Dominik Kubalik, Lucas Raymond, and Joe Veleno scored one apiece for the Red Wings. Ville Husso saved 33 of 35 shots in the win (.942%).
HEAD TO HEAD
The Red Wings won all three games between the teams last season, including a 6-3 victory in their final meeting in March, their third straight win against Philadelphia.
Tyler Bertuzzi led Detroit with three points (1G 2A). Joel Farabee (1G 1A), Travis Konecny (0G 2A), and Kevin Hayes (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Philadelphia. Alex Nedeljkovic got the win, saving 30 of 33 shots (.909%).
Philadelphia is averaging 2.78 goals per game for the season, 26th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Red Wings team that is allowing 3.36 goals a game (21st).
Meanwhile, Detroit has found the net 3.09 times a game on average, 20th in the league, and the Flyers are allowing opponents to score 3.22 goals per game (18th).
The Flyers’ 16.08% power play percentage is the fifth-lowest in the league, while the Red Wings rank 19th with a conversion rate of 20.78%. When it comes to penalty killing, Philadelphia has the league’s 20th-ranked PK% at 75.76%, while Detroit is 21st at 75.38%.
With 48 points this season, Konecny is the top skater for the Flyers. He has 24 goals and 24 assists in 40 games. In the net, Hart (13-13-6) is Philadelphia’s top goaltender. He has a 3.00 GAA and a .907% save percentage.
Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring with 41 points. He has 15 goals and 26 assists. Husso (14-10-5) has the best goals against average for Detroit at 3.10. He has a save percentage of .899%.
HOME AND AWAY
Philadelphia is 9-9-6 away from Wells Fargo Center this season. Detroit is 11-9-3 at Little Caesars Arena this season.
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