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Red-hot Flyers take on Hurricanes

Carolina (11-10-2) at Philadelphia (11-6-4) 1:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — It has been more than three years since
the Philadelphia Flyers have been this hot, and the Carolina
Hurricanes are in their way again.

The Flyers shoot for their seventh straight win and second in
three nights over the Hurricanes when the teams complete a
home-and-home series Friday in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, which last won six straight from October
30-November 12, 2005, has won five straight meetings with
Carolina.

Simon Gagne put Philadelphia ahead, added an empty netter and
assisted on another goal as the Flyers beat the Hurricanes, 3-1,
in Carolina on Wednesday. Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves in
his sixth start to improve to 3-1-2.

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Carolina has seen its opponents score first in eight straight
games and will look to avoid its longest losing streak.

The Hurricanes will look to snap their latest three-game skid
with hopes of improving their power play. They have not scored
in 17 straight chances and converted just 1-of-26 opportunities
with the man-advantage.

Chad LaRose had the lone goal Wednesday and has scored in three
straight games.