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(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers hope their history of success against the Atlanta Thrashers can help prevent them from matching the longest losing streak in club history. The two teams, headed in opposite directions, will meet up this afternoon at Philips Arena.

Philadelphia was handed its ninth consecutive setback on Saturday in its first game back from the All-Star break. Jason Krog scored the deciding goal early in the third period as the New York Rangers edged the Flyers, 2-1, at the Wachovia Center.

Joni Pitkanen scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who received a strong performance from Robert Esche in a losing cause. The Philadelphia goaltender stopped 33 of the 35 shots that came his way.

The Flyers have dropped 10 games in a row only one time in franchise annals. That came just last month, when the club endured a double-digit slide from December 2-27.

Philadelphia is a woeful 3-17-2 over its last 22 games and hasn't won since a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on January 2.

The Flyers have dominated the Southeast Division-leading Thrashers in recent years, however. Philadelphia is an eye-opening 18-3-2 (two ties) in the last 23 meetings between the teams and has taken six of the last seven matchups, including a 3-2 shootout win at the Wachovia Center on October 26.

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