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Boston Bruins' Bobby Orr, left, and Phil Esposito. AP Photo/Sal Veder)
Phil Esposito (right), in a 1971 photo with Boston teammate Bobby Orr, is the answer to a Super Bowl trivia question. Photo: AP.

Some fun facts as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Seattle Kraken at 1 p.m. Sunday, the appetizer to the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz., tonight at 6:30.

The Flyers-Kraken matchup at the Wells Fargo Center marks the first time an NHL game is being played in the city of one of the Super Bowl participants since Feb. 5, 2012. On that day, the New York Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2, at Madison Square Garden.

Later that day, the New York Giants edged the New England Patriots, 21-17, in the Super Bowl XLVI.

More NHL/Super Bowl trivia…

Tonight’s Super Bowl will feature the first time brothers have faced each other in the big game. It will be a matchup between Eagles center Jason Kelce and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, two future Hall of Famers.

Per the NHL, the only Stanley Cup Final in the last 76 years that saw siblings go head to head was in 2003, when New Jersey defenseman Scott Niedermayer went against his younger brother Rob, a forward for the Mighty Ducks.

It was the first time brothers faced each other in the Stanley Cup Final since 1946.

Phil Esposito has the most career goals (16) and points (32) in NHL games played on Super Bowl Sunday. He did it in just 12 games.

Alex Ovechkin is second in both categories; he has 12 goals and 19 points in 15 games.

Former Philadelphia Flyers winger Jaromir Jagr is tied for seventh in points (12 in eight games) in games played on Super Bowl Sunday.

So now you know, and have some info that can win you a few bar bets.

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