Series (Game 2 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 2-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 29th
Game 2: Friday, January 2nd
Game 3: Thursday, January 8th
Game 4: Wednesday, January 28th

Flyers 2

(20-6-4, 53 pts)

Panthers 1

(12-17-2, 35 pts)

5:00 PM ET, January 2, 2004

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

1 2 3 T
PHI 0 2 02
FLA 1 0 01

M. Comrie (Flyers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

N. Horton (Panthers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Hackett (Flyers - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .967

Philadelphia (19-6-9-4) at Florida (12-16-9-2) 5:00 pm EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- The Florida Panthers try to extend their home unbeaten streak to seven games Friday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Panthers are 3-0-3-0 at the Office Depot Center since a 4-3 overtime loss to Atlanta on December 6. The last time they did not earn a point at home was a 4-0 defeat to the Ottawa Senators on December 3.

Florida is unbeaten in its last three (1-0-2-0) games after a 2-2 road tie against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roberto Luongo made 40 saves while defenseman Mike Van Ryan and Viktor Kozlov each scored.

The Panthers are hoping to win consecutive games for the first time since December 3-5. They have just three victories in their last 13 games (3-3-4-3).

Philadelphia improved to 1-1-2-1 on its eight-game road trip Monday with a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues. The Flyers scored five power-play goals, with Mark Recchi notching two.

Jeremy Roenick also scored twice and defenseman Joni Pitkanen, Tony Amonte, Donald Brashear each tallied.

Roenick had a goal in Philadelphia's 5-1 victory over Florida on October 29.