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Flyers seek to continue hot streak against Canucks

Vancouver Canucks at Philadelphia Flyers

  1. The Canucks won the first matchup of the season, 5-1, in Vancouver on December 15. Vancouver had 13 different skaters tally a point in the game, its highest total since 14 different skaters recorded a point in a 7-1 victory over Arizona on December 22, 2014.
  2. The Canucks beat the Avalanche in Denver on Saturday, 5-1, scoring on one of two power-play opportunities. The Canucks are 4-0-1 in their last five road games with a power-play goal. They started the season 2-5-0 in such road games.
  3. The Flyers extended their win streak to seven with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Oilers in Philadelphia on Saturday. The Flyers scored four of their five goals on the power play, their most with the man advantage since December 13, 2008 against the Penguins (four power-play goals in a 6-3 win).
  4. Brock Boeser has six points (2g, 4a) in his last four skates. He has scored a goal in all three games against the Flyers in his career (4g total). The last Canuck to start his NHL career with a goal streak against any opponent longer than three was Dixon Ward against the Sharks (five games in 1992-93).
  5. Claude Giroux tallied three points (1g, 2a) in the win over the Oilers, bringing him to 40 helpers on the season. Giroux has now recorded 40-plus assists in his last six campaigns, one of four Flyers to have a streak of six seasons or more (Eric Lindros -- 6, Brian Propp -- 7, Bobby Clarke -- 13).
  6. The Canucks have 54 points through 52 games which has them currently occupying the eighth spot in the Western Conference. The Flyers have 52 points through 52 games which has them in the 11th spot in the Eastern Conference.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Flyers will be searching for their season-best eighth straight win when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

The Flyers won their final three games before the All-Star break and have remained hot with four more victories in a row since returning.

Philadelphia rallied from a 3-1 deficit against the visiting Edmonton Oilers before rallying for a stellar 5-4 victory in overtime on Saturday to keep the streak going.

Nolan Patrick scored the game-winner in overtime with the other four goals coming on the power play. It was the first time all season that the Flyers recorded four power play goals in one game.

"Confidence helps in the power play," Flyers captain Claude Giroux told Philly.com. "You make plays, you keep it simple. The power play hasn't won us a lot of games this year, but today we were able to make a few plays."

Giroux, Travis Konecny, Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier each scored one power-play goal and rookie goaltender Carter Hart stopped 40 shots. The last time the Flyers scored four power-play goals in one game was October of 2008.

Hart, who was recently named the Rookie of the Month for January, won his sixth straight start.

"That just goes to show how guys are invested right now and how much we're willing to pay the price to succeed," Hart told reporters. "Guys are going all out right now and we want to keep this thing rolling. It's been a lot of fun and we're going to do everything we can to keep things rolling."

The Flyers also received a boost with the return of key defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who had missed the previous three games with a lower-body injury.

The Canucks struggled briefly before the All-Star break with a loss at home to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Following the time off, the Canucks clearly regrouped because they went on the road and soundly defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday.

"Our guys really responded," Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom told reporters after making 34 saves. "The way we finished the break, I wasn't happy and this was a big game we needed to win."

Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen had one goal and one assist apiece for the Canucks. Tyler Motte, Nikolay Goldobin and Brock Boeser also added one goal each for Vancouver.

The Canucks, whose game in Philadelphia will be the second of a four-game road trip, are 4-1-1 in their last six games. The loss to the Hurricanes stopped a four-game unbeaten streak.

Vancouver jumped out to a 3-0 advantage and never looked back. Holding leads has been an issue all season for the Canucks.

Not this time.

"That gave us confidence right from the get-go, and momentum, and we built off it well," Boeser told reporters of the early lead. "I thought we played a good, hard, solid game. We kept it simple out there and I think that's why we had success tonight."

Goldobin returned to the lineup and scored one goal after being a healthy scratch for the previous four games.

--Field Level Media

Updated February 4, 2019

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