At this point, Alain Vigneault's group is probably itching to come home.
First, though, the Flyers (2-1-1) have a matchup Wednesday night with Connor McDavid and the Oilers (5-1-0).
Let's get into the essentials:
• When: 9:30 p.m. ET with Flyers Pregame Live at 9 p.m. ET
• Where: Rogers Place
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
• The Flyers are wrapping up a rather brutal stretch of travel.
Including the final three preseason games, the Flyers have been in Boston, New York, Lausanne, Switzerland, Prague, Czech Republic, Philadelphia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Edmonton, Alberta, over a span of 24 days.
The team returns to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, but following a Nov. 1 matchup in New Jersey, the Flyers will have played eight neutral site/road games compared to four true home games.
Not an easy stretch, especially for a team that has been prone to slow starts in recent years past.
• The Flyers have lost the first two contests of this three-game Western Canada swing. After putting up a total of eight goals in their first two games, they've produced just three over the previous two defeats — a 3-2 shootout decision to the Canucks and a 3-1 loss to the Flames.
It would be stunning if Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk and Jakub Voracek don't get things going Wednesday night. The trio has a combined one point (a Giroux assist) through the Flyers' first four games. Last season, Voracek and Giroux had a combined 14 points in the team's first four games, while van Riemsdyk suffered an injury in Game 2.
If the Flyers can come home 3-1-1 with those three not yet producing at a high clip, they'll absolutely take it.
• Carter Hart, who is from right outside of Edmonton (Sherwood Park), will start at Rogers Place for the first time as an NHLer.
The 21-year-old has worked with Oilers goaltending coach Dustin Schwartz since he was 13 years old.
• A few notes on Oilers forwards McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and James Neal:
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl combined for 3 goals, 5 assists and a plus-7 rating in two matchups vs. Philly last season.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) October 16, 2019
Can the #Flyers slow them down tonight?
The Oilers have played 6 games.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) October 16, 2019
James Neal, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have combined for 16 goals.
There are 6 NHL teams that have played 6 or more games and have scored fewer than 16 goals:
Claude Giroux-Sean Couturier-Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom-Kevin Hayes-James van Riemsdyk
Michael Raffl-Scott Laughton-Jakub Voracek
Carsen Twarynski-Connor Bunnaman-Tyler Pitlick
Ivan Provorov-Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim-Matt Niskanen
Robert Hagg-Shayne Gostisbehere
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