Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday @ Philadelphia
* The Blackhawks beat the Devils, 4-3, in overtime in Chicago on Thursday, their fourth-straight game getting at least one point, and 12th-straight at home. That ties Montreal for the longest home point streak in the league this season.
* The Flyers beat the Senators, 3-2, in overtime in Ottawa on Thursday, their third consecutive win. They trailed 2-0 before tying it late in the 2nd period. They’ve erased a deficit in 17 of their 25 games this season, the most in the league.
* Chicago beat the Flyers, 7-4, in Chicago on October 18. In that game, the Flyers came back form 4-0 down to tie the game, before the Blackhawks pulled away late. Prior to that, Philadelphia had won three straight against Chicago, by a combined 10-3.
* Marian Hossa scored the game-winner in overtime last night, his third overtime goal this season, the most in the league. Hossa has only had three overtime goals once in his career prior to this season – in the shortened 2012-13 season, which ended with a Blackhawks Stanley Cup win.
* Wayne Simmonds has been a big part of the Flyers’ offense this season – he has a team-high 11 goals and is tied for the team lead in points with 22. Simmonds posted a career-best 0.74 points per game last season, and is on pace to top it, scoring 0.88 points per game already this year.
* The Blackhawks have been the best team in the league at even strength this year, registering a +22 goal differential. However, their penalty kill remains the worst in the league, as they’ve allowed 23 power-play goals, while killing off only 70.1 percent of their penalties. The last team to finish with a worse percentage was the 1982-83 Kings, who finished at 68.2 percent.