The Flyers are second in the NHL with 3.24 goals per game and boast three players with 50-or-more points. They are led by Claude Giroux, who has 58 points this season. He is also first on the team with eight power-play goals and three shorthanded goals.
Danny Briere, who has 51 points this year, has 28 goals and is tied for the Flyers lead in goals scored. That total also puts him ninth in the NHL, in a tie with teammate Jeff Carter.
Briere also leads the Flyers with six game-winning goals.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes put up 2.84 goals per game, which is ranked eighth in the league. Once again, captain Eric Staal is the statistical leader of the team with 60 points. Like Briere and Carter, he too has 28 goals on the season. His 10 power-play goals are fifth in the NHL, and his seven game-winning goals are third.
The Hurricanes also have standout rookie Jeff Skinner. Skinner was drafted last year in the first round and he has made an immediate impact on the team. His 47 points lead all NHL rookies.
Philadelphia surrenders 2.52 goals per game (eighth in the NHL). They have a team plus/minus rating of plus-46 (ranked second).
The Flyers' defensive corps is led by Matt Carle and Kimmo Timonen, who are tied for the scoring lead among Philadelphia defensemen with 27 points.
Andrej Meszaros has a plus/minus rating of plus-24 to lead the Flyers in that category.
Carolina gives up nearly three goals per game (2.95) and the Hurricanes are near the bottom of the league in goals surrendered (23rd). Joe Corvo leads Carolina's defensemen with 33 points, while Brandon Sutter's plus-13 is tops on the Canes. They have a team plus/minus rating of minus-nine, which is ranked 20th.
Cam Ward has spent his entire career with the Hurricanes. He was a part of the 2006 Stanley Cup championship team and he won the Conn Smythe Trophy after going 15-8 with a .920 save percentage and 2.14 GAA.
This year, Ward is eighth in the NHL with 27 wins and he has an overall record of 27-21-8. He has a .920 save percentage and 2.70 GAA.
Ward is backed up by Justin Peters, who is playing in his first full NHL season. Last year, Peters was called up for nine games, when he went 6-3 with a .905 save percentage and 2.83 GAA.
However, Peters has not found winning ways this year. He is 3-4-1 in 11 games with a .879 save percentage and 3.88 GAA.
The Flyers have Sergei Bobrovsky, who is adjusting just fine to North American hockey. He has gone 24-9-4 in 39 games and has a .918 save percentage and 2.46 GAA.
Brian Boucher played 12 games in the Flyers' run to the Stanley Cup Finals last year. He went 6-6 with a .904 save percentage and 2.47 GAA.
So far this regular season, Boucher has gone 15-7-2 in 26 games. His 2.33 GAA is seventh in the league and he also had a .919 save percentage. Boucher is hot right now, having won four of his last five games.
The Flyers struggle on the power play, with just a 16.7-percent success rate that is ranked 23rd in the league. Their penalty kill is just outside the top 10, with an 83.3-percent rate that comes in 11th.
Carolina's power play is somewhat better, as they have converted on 17 percent of their man advantages (20th in the NHL). However, their penalty kill is floundering. Their 80.3-percent penalty kill rate is ranked 23rd in the league.
Flyers over Hurricanes. Although Carolina traded for another member of their 2006 Cup team (Cory Stillman), the Flyers' acquisition of Kris Versteeg and their superior goaltending (they have both a solid starter and a capable backup with winning records) will put them over the top.