Philadelphia; Friday, 5:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers head into a matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins after losing eight in a row.
Philadelphia is 7-6-3 overall with a 1-1-4 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Flyers have given up 48 goals while scoring 41 for a -7 scoring differential.
Pittsburgh is 2-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division and 6-7-3 overall. The Penguins have a 9-2-2 record when scoring at least three goals.
Friday's game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Flyers won 4-1 in the previous matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 2-5-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, six assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Flyers: Travis Konecny: out (upper-body), Bobby Brink: out (hip), Cam Atkinson: out (upper body), Scott Laughton: out (upper-body), Ryan Ellis: out (pelvis), James van Riemsdyk: out (finger), Wade Allison: out (oblique), Sean Couturier: out (back).
Penguins: None listed.
The Associated Press