Carolina (13-12-3) at Philadelphia (14-7-6), 7:00 pm EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — It’s been over a month since the
Philadelphia Flyers lost in regulation at the Wachovia Center.
The Flyers will attempt to keep that streak going when they take
on the Carolina Hurricanes for the fourth time in 16 days on
Simon Gagne snapped a tie midway through the third period with a
power-play goal on Tuesday, leading Philadelphia to a 4-3
triumph over the New York Islanders.
Jeff Carter notched his league-leading 20th goal, Darroll Powe
netted the first of his career and former Islander Arron Asham
also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 5-0-2 in their last
seven home games and 10-1-3 in their last 14 contests overall.
Philadelphia, which posted a 2-1 overtime win over the
Hurricanes on Saturday, has not lost at the Wachovia Center
since dropping a 2-1 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on
All seven of the Flyers’ home wins over that stretch have been
by one goal, including four that have gone beyond regulation.
Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 triumph
over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Michael Leighton, who
is filling in for the injured Cam Ward, made 38 saves in to pick
up his first win since November 7.
The 27-year-old Leighton is 5-5-1 with a 2.88 goals-against
average and .902 save percentage.