NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Sunday, March 12th
(All times eastern)
Philadelphia Flyers (35-19-10) at Pittsburgh Penguins (15-37-12), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers open a four-game road trip tonight
when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena.
Philly enters the matchup one point behind the first-place New York Rangers in
the Atlantic Division race. New York hosts Atlanta today.
The Flyers had a two-game winning streak ended on Saturday, as Mike Grier
scored the game-winning goal with 4.6 seconds left in regulation to lift the
Buffalo Sabres to a 6-5 win over Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center.
Sami Kapanen notched a goal and an assist and Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves
for the Flyers, who have lost five of their last seven games overall.
Philadelphia's only two wins during that stretch came in shootouts against
Montreal and Carolina.
Brian Savage, Simon Gagne, Mike Richards and Mike Knuble also lit the lamp for
Philly will visit Florida on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, hopes to put some momentum together after ending a
four-game slide with Saturday's 6-3 win over visiting Pittsburgh. Sidney
Crosby scored two goals, including his 31st of the season, and assisted on one
to lift the Pens.
Newly-acquired Andy Hilbert made a nice impression in his first game as a
Penguin, tallying one goal and one assist, while Michel Ouellet also totaled a
goal and an assist for the Penguins.
Mark-Andre Fleury was solid in goal, stopping 38-of-41 shots.
The Pens will visit the Devils on Thursday.
Philadelphia is 5-1 against Pittsburgh this season, and 11-2-3 (2 losses, 3
ties) in the last 16 meetings overall.
03/12 10:19:34 ET