Thankfully, No Daylight Ahead for Flyers

First off, we apologize for not getting this post up sooner. You see, we were having lunch as we watched the Flyers-Penguins Saturday, and it took quite some time to get these numbers — and our food — down.

But at least we come bearing a statistical antacid: The Flyers are 28-10-6 in games that start after 7 p.m. Eastern, and their next 12 games (and 20 of their last 24) fall into that time period.

And — we know you're not going to like this — the goaltending even holds up better after dusk. The new Russian goalie (our keyboard forbids us from typing his full name) has a winning record and a slightly better GAA in night games. But it is Sergei Bobrovsky (11-2-1, 2.69, .912 when he takes the ice in the evening) who seems to be the Orange and Black's Prince of Darkness.

Both goalies' day/night stats are below.

(BTW, there are reports that the Flyers fell to 4-10-1 in games that start before 7 p.m. Eastern this season, but we've gone through every official game sheet and we get 4-9-1. That list is below the goalie stats; if anyone finds a game we're missing, let us know.)

  BRYZGALOV BOBROVSKY
  Day Night Day Night
Record 3-3-1 17-8-5 1-6-0 11-2-1
Time Played     463:27    1794:59         397:45    847:27
Shots Faced 253 794 211 411
Saves Made 229 713 185 375
Goals Allowed     24 81 26 36
GA Avg. 3.11 2.71 3.92 2.69
Save Pct. .905 .898 .877 .912

 

FLYERS PRE-7 p.m. STARTS
Date Opponent Start (EST)    Result
Sunday, Nov. 13 Panthers 5:09 p.m. W 3-2
Saturday, Nov. 19     at Jets 3:15 p.m. L  4-6
Friday, Nov. 25 Canadiens 3:07 p.m. W 3-1
Saturday, Nov. 26  at Rangers 2:07 p.m. L  0-2
Saturday, Dec. 17 Bruins 1:07 p.m. L  0-6
Monday, Jan. 2 Rangers (CBP)    3:21 p.m. L  2-3
Saturday, Jan. 7 Senators 1:08 p.m. W 3-2 (ot) 
Sunday, Jan. 8 at Senators 5:08 p.m. L  4-6
Saturday, Jan. 21 at Devils 1:08 p.m. W 4-1
Sunday, Jan. 22 Bruins 3:08 p.m. L  5-6 (so)
Saturday, Feb. 4 Devils 1:08 p.m. L  4-6
Sunday, Feb. 5 at Rangers 1:08 p.m. L  2-5
Saturday, Feb. 11 Rangers 1:08 p.m. L  2-5
Saturday, Feb. 18 Penguins 1:08 p.m. L  4-6
Saturday, March 17 at Bruins 1 p.m.  ?
Sunday, March 18 Penguins 3 p.m.  ?
Saturday, March 31 Senators 1 p.m.  ?
Saturday, April 7 at Penguins 4 p.m.  ?