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In what just might be a prelude to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Philadelphia Flyers will play host to the San Jose Sharks tonight.

The Sharks, who sit at 6-4-1 through their first eleven games, should be a big test for the equally successful Flyers, who, through eight games, have a record of 5-2-1.

The Flyers come into tonightÆs matchup averaging 3.62 goals per game, ranking them fourth overall in the NHL. The Sharks' offense is equally dangerous, averaging 3.46 goals per game, ranking them eighth overall.

Defensively, to the surprise of many, the Flyers are among the NHLÆs elite, giving up a paltry 2.75 goals per game, ranking them eighth overall. Clearly, the Flyers have emerged as one of the NHLÆs most balanced teams, an attribute that should serve them well tonig ...

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Article written by Mark Ritter

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