Philadelphia (28-9-6) at Detroit (28-12-3) 7:30 pm EST
DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have not won in
"Hockeytown" in more than 17 years. It only feels as if they have
been on a road trip that entire time.
At long last, the Flyers conclude their franchise-record 11-game
road trip Thursday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings in a
matchup of the top teams in each conference.
Philadelphia has gone 0-12-2 in its last 14 games here and has
not posted a victory in Detroit since a 4-3 triumph on November
4, 1988. No current Flyer was in the league then except for
defenseman Eric Desjardins, who currently is out with a shoulder
Detroit is the last stop on the seemingly eternal trek for
Philadelphia, which improved to 8-1-1 on its journey with
Wednesday's 5-2 win against Chicago.