The Philadelphia Flyers (18-7-3) have a pair of road contests on the schedule this week: at Washington (15-12-1) on Dec. 13 (7 p.m., TV: CSN-PH) and at Montreal (12-11-7) on Dec. 15 (7:30 p.m., TV: NHLNET/CSN-PH). Click here to see the full Flyers schedule.
The Flyers retained their Atlantic Division lead over the Rangers with a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. The Flyers are 0-1 against the Washington Capitals this season. Philadelphia is 1-1 against the Canadiens this season. The Flyers' losses to Washington and Montreal both came back in October.
Only a few NHL teams (Florida, Minnesota, Vancouver) have notched 10 road wins this season. Only Minnesota at 10-3-2 has been on the same level as the Flyers on the road this season (10-3-1). The Flyers enter this week's competitions on a five-game win streak.
The team will be without Chris Pronger (concussion-like symptoms) and Claude Giroux (head) for the Washington game. Pronger's injury status (out indefinitely) was already known, but the decision not to play Giroux, the NHL's point leader, came down today. Giroux was injured during the Tampa Bay game.