There’s never a lack of storylines when it comes to the Flyers going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Take Sunday’s game, for instance.
We could see a something we haven’t seen all season in the NHL – a 12-game win streak.
Pittsburgh tied Chicago’s previous 11-game win streak on Friday with a 4-2 win over the Islanders.
Given the state of things between the Flyers and Penguins, and considering Pittsburgh has 48 points and is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, you’d think it shouldn’t be too hard for Dan Bylsma’s team to make it 12.
After all, this is a free-falling Flyers squad that is headed downward, not upward, in the standings.
And yet … you have to throw the obvious out the window here because the Flyers are 6-1 against the Penguins since CONSOL Energy Center opened.
For whatever reason, this is one club that doesn’t scare the Flyers.
And here’s something else. Pittsburgh struggled for two periods against the Islanders, trailing 1-0.
“It could've been three, four,” Sidney Crosby said. “Vokie [Tomas Vokoun] kind of weathered that storm, and we were able to get back into it.
“That's what allowed us to come in here and regroup, knowing that it could've been a lot worse.”
Vokoun played in net for the Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to face the Flyers.
The big question is whether Kris Letang (leg injury) and Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) return to the lineup to face the Flyers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.