The Flyers are 4-0-2 against the Hurricanes since a 4-1 loss at
Carolina on March 28, 2002. They also are unbeaten in 10 games
(8-0-2) and the only undefeated team on home ice this season at
Philadelphia has not had a lost since blowing a two-goal lead in
a 3-2 defeat at New Jersey on October 30. The Flyers are
10-1-2 since John LeClair returned on October 27 and have
outscored foes, 32-14, during this run.
In addition to being the only team without a home loss, the
Flyers are unbeaten in their last 15 regular-season home
contests (12-0-3) dating to March 22.
Philadelphia kept its unbeaten streak going with Wednesday's 1-1
tie at Pittsburgh. The Flyers registered 39 shots but Eric
Chouinard was the only one to solve goaltender Sebastien Caron.
Robert Esche made 19 saves and is 6-0-1 in his last seven
The Hurricanes come off back-to-back shutouts of Tampa Bay and
the New York Islanders. They have gone over 140 minutes without
surrendering a goal after Kevin Weekes made 28 saves in
Wednesday's 2-0 win at New York. The win ended Carolina's
six-game road winless skid.
Coming off three straight lopsided road losses, the Hurricanes
got goals from defenseman Bret Hedican and Josef Vasicek.
Vasicek leads the team with nine goals, which is five shy of his
career-high set in 78 games during the 2001-02 campaign.
The Hurricanes are 0-4-2-2 in their last eight trips to
Philadelphia since a 2-0 win on October 7, 1999.
The first two meetings between the teams this season have
In a 4-4 deadlock here October 25, the Flyers erased three
deficits as Mark Recchi scored a shorthanded goal with 3:10
remaining in the third period.
On November 18 in Carolina, the Flyers blew a two-goal lead
after getting goals from Simon Gagne and former Hurricane Sami
Kapanen and eventually settled for a 2-2 tie as defenseman
Niclas Wallin netted the equalizer with 2:19 remaining.