Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Philadelphia Flyers GameDay, Odds, TV/Radio, And Preview


After dropping games to the Islanders and the Rangers over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-6, 58 points) seek to get back on track tonight when they visit the Well Fargo Center in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers.

Coming into tonight’s contest, Pittsburgh has descended into fifth place overall in the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference standings.The New York Islanders (31-14-1, 63 points), the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-14-4, 62 points), the Detroit Red Wings (26-11-9, 61 points), and the Montral Canadiens (28-13-3, 59 points) are in the top four slots ahead of the Penguins.

The Pens remain in second place in the Metropolitan Division, and are five points behind the New York Islanders. The Isles defeated the Flyers 7-4 on Monday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to close out the first half of the season before the All-Star Game break in Columbus this week.

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Craig Berube’s crew comes into this evening’s encounter with a record of 18-22-7, 43 points and in sixth place in the Metro Division. They are 20 points behind the Islanders. Philadelphia is 11-7-3 at home this season, and are 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests.

The Black and Gold are 10-5-4 on the road this season, and are 4-5-1 over their last 10 games. The Penguins last victory against Philadelphia was a 4-1 win on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center

Tonight is the second of four meetings this season between the Keystone rivals. The Flyers won the first matchup 5-3 on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Pittsburgh. During the prior seven years, the road team has claimed 23 of the 34 regular season games in the series.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 20

Puck Drop: 7:35 p.m., ET

Site: Wells Fargo Center

National Television: NBC Sports Network

Announcers: Dave Strader and Brian Engblom

Pittsburgh Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Flyers’ right wing Jakub Voracek leads the team and the league with 55 points, while center and linemate Claude Giroux is second on the squad and tied for fourth in the league with 50 points

Philadelphia enters the game with injuries to four defensemen, not including Kimmo Timonen and Chris Pronger. The Flyers recalled defensemen Brandon Manning and Oliver Lauridsen on Monday from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

It has not been the healthiest of campaigns for either combatant as the Flyers have 70 man-games lost, 42 of which have come from defense or goaltending. The Penguins have a total of 193 man-games lost so far this season.

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  • The Pens have started to get their power play going once more, converting on 5 of 11 chances over the past four games after going 4 for 58 (6.9 percent) over the previous 19. Coming into this evening’s matchup, the Flyers are last in the NHL with a 73.4 penalty kill percentage.

    Two of the leaders of the Penguins power play this season have been Sidney Crosby with 20 points, and Evegni Malkin with 19 points.

    Pittsburgh recalled right wing Bobby Farnham, 25, on Tuesday morning from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. The 5-foot-10, 188-pound forward has played in 10 NHL games with the Penguins this season, averaging 7:22 minutes per contest with 19 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut with the Pens on Saturday, Dec. 13 against the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

    Up Next: The Black and Gold are back home on Wednesday, Jan. 21 when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks (28-15-2, 58 points) at CONSOL Energy Center. They will drop the puck at 8 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network.

    From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh’s five road regulation losses ties them with the Winnipeg Jets for fewest in the NHL…With six goals and seven assists, Evgeni Malkin has 10 points in his last 11 road contests…This evening, the Pens begin their eighth set of back-to-back games. They are 3-2-2 the first night and 3-2-0 in the following matchup for a 6-4-4 overall record.

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