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Get your game notes: Flyers at Hurricanes

Nov 5, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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Tonight on NBCSN, it’s the Carolina Hurricanes hosting the Philadelphia Flyers, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Following are some game notes, as compiled by the NHL on NBC research team:

Claude Giroux has gone 19 games since scoring his most recent goal on April 15, 2013, at Montreal. Prior to his current drought, the Flyers captain had never gone more than 13 consecutive regular-season games without a goal (Mar. 11-Apr. 2, 2010). During the time Giroux has gone goalless, 521 different players league-wide have found the back of the net at least once. (Elias Sports Bureau)

— The Flyers and Hurricanes are the only teams in the NHL without a player with double-digit points. Vincent Lecavalier and Brayden Schenn lead the way for Philadelphia with seven points apiece, while Jeff Skinner (currently on injured reserve with an upper-body injury) leads Carolina with nine.

— Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has 230 career goals, but none in 2013-14 (nine games played). Only one active player who has not scored this season has more career goals: Rangers forward Rick Nash (310 career goals, three games played in 2013-14).

— One season after finishing with the NHL’s worst home-ice record (9-14-1), the Hurricanes enter tonight with a 1-3-3 record in Raleigh. Their only win came against the Flyers, in Peter Laviolette’s final game as Philadelphia’s coach. Laviolette led the ‘Canes to their only Stanley Cup championship in 2006.

— On Mar. 13, 2013, the Hurricanes led the now-defunct Southeast Division with a 15-9-1 record. In their 37 games since then, they are 8-23-6 (.297), for the NHL’s worst record during that span.

— Heading into the 2013-14 season, the Flyers goaltending tandem of Steve Mason and Ray Emery were a combined lifetime 10-0-0 vs. the Hurricanes, with a 1.32 GAA and .958 save%. The stat line changed only slightly after the Flyers lost 2-1 in Raleigh on Oct. 6, with Mason in net. Emery is 5-0-0 lifetime vs. Carolina, with a 0.74 GAA and .977 save%, while Mason is 5-1-0, with a 1.84 GAA and .941 save%.

— The Flyers lead the NHL in penalty minutes (278), and are tied for the league lead in major penalties (14, Buffalo) and misconducts (5, St. Louis). Since 2007-08, Philadelphia has finished among the top-three in penalty minutes five of six seasons. Their 7,641 penalty minutes during that span outpace the second-most penalized team (Anaheim) by 643 PIMs.

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  1. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    It’s pretty sad when Deryk Engelland a defensemen turned winger has more goals (2) than Giroux

    • xflyersx - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Or Mike Smith seeing how he plays goalie

    • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Pretty sure it is even sadder for a Calder, Hart, Ross ,Smythe winner to be tied with Brayden Schenn and Tye Mcginn for goals
      Even sadder then that is the fact Dan Carcillio has the same amount of Cups as Sid and Malkin
      Now….Go get your shoe shine box little boy!

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

        Im so sorry….Did i hurt the trolls feelings?

      • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        Rather have a calder, hart , Ross, Smythe winner. Then a video game cover winner.

      • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        You have to love the irony of a flyer fan bragging about a goon winning the cup as many times as top tier talent , when their favorite team hasn’t won the cup in 39 years.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        I think the real irony is dealing with the fact Pens fans like to troll Flyers stories!

      • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        Not sure you have a firm grasp of the definition of irony.

  2. statsdolie - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Almost as sad as trolling

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Lol at the Flyers fans…Malkin maybe tied but he has a Stanley Cup something those Flyers players won’t see unless there traded and those players win the cup…Richards and Carter…or fired coaches *cough* John Stevens

    • jimmyballs44 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:02 PM



  4. hockey412 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    If I could be so bold, as a Pens fan, as to say something other than “Flyers Suck”, Jordan Staal really needs to pick it up. He’s proving himself to be the perfect third line center. He should be doing better. I don’t get a chance to see very many games but I don’t even notice him in the games I do see. He’s no Eric.

    • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Hes at his best when he is a shut down center and not depended on to score goals. Hes great at the PK, and shines in the shutdown role. They need another play making center in Carolina in my opinion.

  5. jimmyballs44 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    God all these idiot penguins fans on here. Maybe the Flyers should follow the penguins model and be in last place for years, come so close to moving to Kansas City until one of their former players (#1 draft pick) comes in and bails them out, so they can stock up on #1 draft picks (malkin, crosby, fluery). Then, maybe only then can we win Lord Stanley’s Cup! Thanks Penguins for providing the blue print!

    • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      Gotta try something. Nothing’s worked for 39 years.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        Maybe the Flyers can hire Lou Angotti and tank for the #1 pick……Nope that wont work……Because of them the NHL has the Mario rule aka draft lottery!

      • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        Your team doesn’t need to tank. With the way their playing hockey right now, they will be at the bottom of the standings regardless.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        Maybe the Flyers are trying the Pens model for success…….Rumor has it Ed was in bankruptcy court today

      • curioustraveler13 - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        With the contracts holmgren hands out, I don’t doubt that. Everyone gets a NTC.

  6. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    @JimmyBalls44 I’m sure you have blueprints for how to suck a golf through a garden hose

    • jimmyballs44 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      “suck a golf?”

  7. storminator16 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I hope the Flyers bring that grit from Friday night to tonight’s game. As a Canes fan, I need to know if my is as heartless as I suspect it is. Canes need to step up or fold up the tent.

  8. iplaygoalie - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    As a flyers fan it’s upsetting to know this is going on with the talent he has, however, I don’t see this stat changing anytime soon until he shoots more and grows some mother loving balls and goes to the front of the net!

  9. babykaby - Nov 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    I’m not a Pens fan, but even I can see the Flyers have no idea how to play hockey. In other words the Flyers suck.

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