Updated: 7:14 p.m.
The Flyers don't exactly come home to a warm welcome.
In the second game of a back-to-back set, the Flyers (22-15-6) return to the Wells Fargo Center to face the NHL-leading Capitals (30-9-5) Wednesday.
Let's get into the essentials:
• When: 7:30 p.m. ET
• Where: Wells Fargo Center
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com
• The Flyers called up Mark Friedman from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley on Wednesday and loaned Andy Andreoff to the Phantoms.
Last season, the 2014 third-round pick Friedman made his NHL debut when he was recognized by the front office with a call-up for Game 82. The 24-year-old plays with an edge and has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) and a plus-3 rating in his third season with the Phantoms.
With Justin Braun (groin) sidelined until after the Jan. 24-26 All-Star break and Shayne Gostisbehere (knee) out Wednesday (and possibly longer), the Flyers have six healthy defensemen.
• The Flyers are coming off a 1-4-1 road trip in which they were outscored 28-16 and allowed 15 first-period goals.
At home, the Flyers have allowed only 37 goals in 19 games (an NHL-low 1.95 per game) to sport a 13-2-4 record.
Carter Hart is 11-1-2 with a 1.49 goals-against average and .947 save percentage at home.
• The Capitals are the only NHL team with 30 or more wins and own a league-leading 65 points.
Washington is 17-5-1 on the road and have won the last five meetings with the Flyers.
Claude Giroux-Sean Couturier-Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk-Kevin Hayes-Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Tyler Pitlick-Michael Raffl-Jakub Voracek
Scott Laughton-Mikhail Vorobyev-Joel Farabee
Ivan Provorov-Matt Niskanen
Travis Sanheim-Philippe Myers
Robert Hagg-Mark Friedman
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