The Philadelphia Flyers complete a back to back on Friday when visiting the Colorado Avalanche after playing on the road Thursday against the St Louis Blues. Philadelphia is seventh in the Metropolitan Division at 20-32-11 with 51 points and out of playoff contention. Philadelphia was defeated by the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Tuesday and the Flyers have lost five of the last seven.
Cam Atkinson is the leading goal scorer for Philadelphia with 23 and the leader in points with 48, while Travis Konecny is the leader in assists with 30. In goal, Carter Hart is 12-20-7 with a goals against average of 2.97, save percentage of .910 and one shutout. Philadelphia scores an average of 2.52 goals per game and allows an average of 3.43 goals per game. Philadelphia's power play scores 13.7% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 75.6% of the time.
Colorado looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Philadelphia on Friday. The Avalanche are first in the Central Division at 45-14-5 with 95 points, which is 16 points better than the second place St Louis Blues. Colorado is first in the Western Conference standings, 11 points ahead of the second-place Calgary Flames. The Avalanche were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Wednesday, snapping a four-game winning streak.
Mikko Rantanen is the leading goal scorer for Colorado with 31, while Nazem Kadri is the leader in assists with 52 and points with 76. In goal, Darcy Kuemper is 30-9-2 with a goals-against average of 2.39, save percentage of .923 and five shutouts. Colorado scores an average of 3.78 goals per game and allows an average of 2.77 goals per game. Colorado's power play scores 24.7% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 78.7% of the time.