By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Flyers six-game road trip comes to a close tonight with a big challenge as the Orange and Black visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
So far the Flyers have gone 2-2-1 on this trip. They’ve picked up victories in Nashville and Detroit, lost in regulation in Minnesota and Dallas and then on Monday they lost in a shootout in Ottawa.
Overall, the Flyers are 13-14-3 this season. With 29 points, they are tied for sixth place in the eight-team Metropolitan Division.
The Blackhawks look like a strong favorite to once again hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. They have an NHL-high 49 points this season thanks to a 22-6-5 mark.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery was a key member of the Chicago team that won it all last season, going 17-1 in net. He will start for the Flyers tonight.
Captain Claude Giroux is…
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