[8:10 PM] Red Wings @ Flyers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Red Wings (6-4-0)

@ Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-1)


Starting Goalies:

Petr Mrazek (DET): Confirmed

Michal Neuvirth (PHI): Confirmed


Current odds:

Detroit Red Wings: (+120)

Philadelphia Flyers: (-140)


The City of Brotherly Love hasn’t been kind to the Detroit Red Wings, who last enjoyed a regular-season victory in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 1997. The Red Wings look to end their nearly 20-year drought against the Flyers and snap a modest two-game skid overall on Wednesday when the clubs meet at Wells Fargo Center.

While the Red Wings have totaled just two goals in back-to-back defeats, the free-wheeling Flyers have erupted for 3.5 per game – including four in three consecutive contests. Captain Claude Giroux scored and set up a goal in Sunday’s 4-3 victory over Carolina to extend his point streak to a career high-tying nine games (two goals, 10 assists).

Philadelphia’s potent power play has scored seven times in the last four games and on 11 occasions in its last eight. While the Flyers’ offense has provided reason to smile, the team’s play at the other end of the ice is eliciting a much more negative response.

Although Brendan Smith scored and set up a goal with his team on the power play in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Florida, the defenseman was quick to warn his charges of the importance of staying disciplined.

Philadelphia F Chris VandeVelde missed Tuesday’s practice to be with his pregnant wife at the hospital, but is expected to play versus Detroit.

StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Red Wings

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick