Philadelphia Flyers (20-8-4, 44 pts) @ Dallas Stars (19-12-1, 39 pts)
6:30 PM CT, December 21, 2011
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Stars face the other half of the Winter Classic teams tonight as the Philadelphia Flyers come into town in a matchup of division leaders. The Flyers are first place in the tough Atlantic Division, ahead of the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins while Dallas clings to its lead in the Pacific.
The Flyers have had large success against the Stars in recent years. Dating back to the 2008-2009 season, the Stars have lost 5 in a row against the Philly. Two of those games were played in Dallas. To make matters worse, the Flyers now employ astronomer and law expert Ilya Bryzgalov himself. Bryzgalov has been a thorn in the side of the Stars for years now. As a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, Bryzgalov is 13-8-2 against the Stars with a 2.27 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
The Flyers have been in a small rough patch recently, mostly due to ...