Series (Game 1 of 1)

Detroit leads 1-0

Game 1: Thursday, January 12th
Red Wings6

Flyers 3

(28-10-6, 62 pts)

Red Wings 6

(29-12-3, 61 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 12, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
PHI 0 1 23
DET 0 1 56

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

S. Gagne (Flyers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

Philadelphia (28-9-6) at Detroit (28-12-3) 7:30 pm EST

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 injury.

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.

Mike Knuble, rookie Brad Richards and Branko Radivojevic scored third-period goals and Michal Handzus collected three assists for the Flyers, who have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 16 road games.

Detroit is coming off a pair of defeats, including Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Carolina despite goals from captain Steve Yzerman and Henrik Zetterberg.

Manny Legace made 22 saves for the Red Wings, who have not lost three straight games since October 25-30, 2003.