NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Sunday, January 7th
(All times eastern)
Philadelphia Flyers (11-26-4) at Ottawa Senators (22-19-2), 3 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers will try to avoid a three-game
losing streak today, when they visit the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.
The Flyers lost in New York to the Rangers on Thursday and were in action
Saturday afternoon in Boston, which posted a 4-3 decision over Philly at TD
Banknorth Garden. Marc Savard scored two goals and added two assists to lead
the Bruins over Philadelphia.
Sami Kapanen had a two-goal game and Robert Esche made 22 saves for the
Flyers, who had won a season-high three straight tilts before the back-to-back
setbacks. Philadelphia is last in the NHL with just 26 points this year.
Special teams were a problem for the Flyers in the game as Philadelphia went
0-for-6 with the man advantage and gave up two Boston power-play goals.
Philadelphia captain Peter Forsberg missed his second straight game with a
right groin injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least one week.
The Flyers, who are 8-15-0 as the visitor this year, are 3-3 so far on their
season-long eight-game road trip. They will wrap up the swing Tuesday in
Ottawa was flying high before dropping a test against visiting New Jersey on
Saturday. Brian Gionta netted a pair of goals, including the game-winner late
in the third period, as the Devils bested the Senators, 3-2.
Patrick Eaves and Tom Preissing both scored goals for the Senators, who lost
for just the second time in seven games. Ray Emery made 26 saves in defeat.
Ottawa has 46 points and is third in the Northeast Division.
Today's contest marks the fourth portion of a five-game homestand for the
Senators, who are 9-10-1 at Scotiabank Place.
The Senators are 2-0 against Philly this season and have taken three of the
last four meetings.
01/07 10:20:06 ET