The Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of ground to make up to nab a playoff spot. A couple of victories over rebuilding Detroit would help the cause.
The Eastern Conference foes will play a home-and-home set this weekend, beginning with an afternoon game in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Despite going 10-1-1 over their last 12 games, the Flyers have the 11th best record in the conference. They had three days off to prepare for the Red Wings, who have won their last two games.