The Flyers are only 2 points above the Devils on the year so far and that could definitely spell some issues in the Philadelphia locker room. One thing the Flyers have started to do is juggle the lines more and have started to bring in some rookies as well. A recent rookie was when Hart went out and won his first game, which was a good thing because the Flyers defense has definitely had some major issues.
When the Flyers are playing good they have relied on Claude Giroux to do most of the scoring as he leads the Flyers with 44 points out of those 31 have come from assist. Leading the Flyers with the goal scoring has been Couturier who has managed to find the back of the net 14 times.
The Panthers are playing well enough in recent games to have finally been able to get out of the basement, but it is only by 2 points and they are in a tie with the Red Wings for the spot above the cellar. However, for a lot of the Panthers fans the team has not reached the panic mode that a lot of the other teams have when they have struggled and that will definitely help the Panthers out here.
The Panthers on the year have relied on Jonathan Huberdeau to lead the team in scoring with 42 points and 33 assist on the season. When it comes to scoring the goals the Panthers have been led by Evgenii Dadonov who has ended up getting a total of 17 goals on the year.