The Flyers began the night with a 3-7 record and two straight wins.
"Nobody has really taken off in the East. It's been pretty tight, and we definitely feel fortunate," coach Craig Berube said. "We just have to worry about winning our games and doing what we have to do."
Mez in lineup
Defenseman Andrej Meszaros, a healthy scratch the previous five games, was started with Kimmo Timonen and was later paired with Mark Streit.
Left winger Patrick Maroon (two goals, two assists), chosen by the Flyers in the sixth round of the 2007 draft, was on Anaheim's top line Tuesday with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. Maroon played for the Philadelphia/Adirondack Phantoms before being dealt with David Laliberte for Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson in 2010. He was on the top line because of injuries.
Anaheim defenseman Luca Sbisa, a former Flyer, has not played this year because of a sprained left ankle, but said he was "getting close" to returning.
Sbisa, 23, said even though only four Flyers remain from when he played here in 2008-09, he got sentimental walking into the Wells Fargo Center. "This is where it all started for me," he said.
Sbisa was 18 when he started his rookie season with the Flyers. He was later one of the players sent to Anaheim in the Chris Pronger trade.
As part of the 37th Flyers Wives Carnival on Jan. 26 at the Wells Fargo Center, many players from the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup champs will be at the event signing autographs. For ticket information, go to FlyersCarnival.com.