The Flyers have found some luck on their current six-game homestand -- topping Minnesota and Arizona in its first two games -- and will look to duplicate that success with a visit from the Calgary Flames.
Tonight's game will also have a special nostalgia in the air, as Jimmy Watson becomes the 25th inductee in the Flyers Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony. Watson is this year's second inductee (after Rod Brind'Amour), and the fourth over the past two seasons.
It's been a while since the Flyers beat the Flames. The Flames currently hold a three-game win streak (previously extended on Nov. 5), and last lost to the Orange and Black on Feb. 8, 2014.
The Flyers and Flames face off from Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m.
As the trade deadline nears on Monday afternoon, Flyers fans have already started to speculate which players may be traded due, particularly those with good recent performance.
This can be hard to predict, because the number of players with good recent play is increasing and general manager Ron Hextall claims he is not considering a trade for a "rental" player.
The recent player performance could be due to a playoff point war among several teams or the coaching of first-year head coach Dave Hakstol. But with all of those items aside, the positive playing needs to be recognized. Secondary scoring has had a major impact on the Flyers recent run.
When you think of Flyers from the team's famed Broad Street Bullies heyday, names like Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber and Dave Schultz are often the first names to come to mind.
When you think of the team's best defensemen, you think of players like Mark Howe, Eric Desjardins and Kimmo Timonen.
For either category, Jimmy Watson may not be the first name thought of. But he still made significant and meaningful contributions to the Flyers -- carving out a legacy as one of their all-time greatest defensemen -- and those contributions will be recognized on Monday, when he becomes the 25th inductee into the Flyers Hall of Fame.
Monday marks the final day to make trades this season as the NHL's trade deadline hits at 3 p.m.
So far, it has been a quiet period for the Flyers.
Flyerdelphia will be providing updates on anything involving the Flyers throughout the day as the deadline approaches. Leading up to the deadline, we have featured several stories in regard to the deadline. You can catch up with all of our coverage here.
Over the past several games, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have shown an uncanny ability to score goals in the third period, particularly when the game was on the line.
They padded that total of late with two more goals in the third period on Sunday night, which was enough to complete another comeback against the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Phantoms took home a 2-1 win at XL Center in Hartford.