PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 31: Goalie Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets stops a shot by Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers during a shootout in an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on January 31, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jets won 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers host the Nashville Predators Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to skate back into the wins column at home Thursday night (7 p.m., CSN-PH) against the Nashville Predators, the NHL's hottest team.
Philadelphia fell to Winnipeg in a shootout Tuesday night, 2-1, when Bryan Little registered the shootout's only tally. Despite Brayden Schenn's first-period goal, the Flyers lost their sixth straight home game against the Jets.
Nashville has won five straight, the highest active winning streak in the NHL, and 13 out of 15. During the torrid 15-game stretch, the Predators are outscoring their opponents 49-28 even while being outshot 451-425. Mike Fisher, Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn have all scored at least 13 points during the streak; Fisher has led the way with seven goals and eight assists for 15 points.
The two teams met 19 days ago. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves and Fisher added a late empty-net goal to give Nashville a 4-2 victory.