Five things to know today about the Flyers (32-30-8), who host Carolina (29-27-12) on Sunday night:
- The Flyers have lost four of their last five games and have fallen to 12th in the Eastern Conference.
- For those still paying attention, the Flyers now have to climb past four teams to get into the playoffs. They are six points behind Toronto, which holds the final wild-card spot, and have 12 games left.
- Claude Giroux quietly has a six-game point streak.
- Carolina will be playing on back-to-back nights. The Hurricanes host Nashville on Saturday.
- Rookie forward Sebastian Aho, who has 20 goals, notched his first career hat trick and added an assist in the Hurricanes’ 5-1 win over the visiting Flyers on Jan. 31.