Five things to know about the Flyers today

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Philadelphia.

Five things to know about the Flyers after Sunday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

1. With a goal and two assists against Carolina, defenseman Ivan Provorov recorded his first career three-point game and fourth multi-point game of the season. Provorov has played in all 71 games and leads the Flyers in minutes per game (21:51). That is 1:51 per game more than the next player, fellow defenseman Andrew MacDonald (2o:00).

2. With 74 points the Flyers entered Monday trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs by five points for the second and final Eastern Conference wild card spot. The Flyers have 11 games remaining. Toronto owns a game in hand, but the Maple Leafs host Bosto on Monday. This season Toronto is 3-0 against the Bruins, winning 4-1 at home and 4-1 and 6-5 at Boston.

3. Tuesday the Flyers begin a make-or-break four-game road trip in Winnipeg. The Flyers will also visit Minnesota, Columbus and Pittsburgh. This season the Flyers are 12-19-4 on the road. The only Eastern Conference team with fewer road wins is Carolina, with 9.

4. Defenseman Radko Gudas is the Flyers learder in plus/minus with a plus-4. In his last 11 games he has one goal, five assists and is plus-9. That included a plus-5 effort in a 6-3 win over Buffalo. The Flyers leading forwards are Sean Couturier, who is plus-3 in 55 games and Jordan Weal, who is plus-3 in 13 games.  

5. The Flyers have shown great durability with six players who have appeared in all 71 games. Besides Provorov the others are Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, Pierre Edouard-Bellmare and Chris VandeVelde.

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