The Flyers were handed just their third loss in regulation on home ice on Saturday. It also marked another first, the first time this season they have been shut out.

The team is currently playing through a very difficult schedule, facing the league's top team and hottest team in the last two games. Their first two games of this week come against teams that are now tied atop the NHL standings. First up are the Boston Bruins, who have put together a three-game winning streak entering Monday's game.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPBoston BruinsGPGAP
Travis Konecny42142438David Pastrnak46353065
Sean Couturier45122436Brad Marchand46204262
Jake Voracek4582634Patrice Bergeron37191938
Claude Giroux45131831Torey Krug3852631
Ivan Provorov 4591524David Krejci3992130
Player to Watch
28 Claude Giroux88 David Pastrnak
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, +1Last 5 Games: 6 G, 0 A, 6 P, +1
In situations like Saturday's shutout loss, you turn to the leaders on the team to deliver in key moments. The Flyers power play has struggled to score and goals have been hard to come by lately for the team. Claude Giroux has just two goals in the last 11 games and three points in the last five games. The Flyers could use a big game from the captain, who just celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sunday.
David Pastrnak has been the top goal scorer in the league this season with 35 goals in 46 games. A 50-goal season is a given at this point and there's certainly a chance he could break 60 goals this season. As part of a lethal power play and as skilled as it gets at 5-on-5, Pastrnak needs to be accounted for every step of the way in this game.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart41 Jaroslav Halak
31 GP, 14-11-3, 2.53 GAA, .908 SV%19 GP, 10-4-5, 2.34 GAA, .923 SV%

Even in defeat, Carter Hart turned in another excellent performance on home ice, allowing one goal on 28 shots to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will get the start in goal again on Monday night against the Bruins.

Jaroslav Halak gets the start for the Bruins on Monday night. Halak picked up the win in his last start, making 17 saves on 21 shots in a win over Winnipeg last Thursday. Halak has lost five of his last seven starts, going 2-3-2 in that time.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Shayne Gostisbehere (knee, day-to-day), Justin Braun (groin, out until All-Star break), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Chris Stewart (healthy)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux13 Kevin Hayes11 Travis Konecny
12 Michael Raffl14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
25 James van Riemsdyk21 Scott Laughton62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
49 Joel Farabee82 Connor Bunnaman18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hagg59 Mark Friedman
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

The Flyers called up Connor Bunnaman on Sunday and then shuffled the lines heavily ahead of Monday's game. All four forward lines have a new look with Kevin Hayes centering Giroux and Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier between Michael Raffl and Jake Voracek, Scott Laughton at center with James van Riemsdyk and Nicolas Aube-Kubel and finally Bunnaman with Joel Farabee and Tyler Pitlick. The defensive pairings remain the same.

Bruins Projected Lineup

Injuries: Matt Grzelcyk, Connor Clifton, Anton Blidh, Karson Kuhlman, Kevan Miller

Scratches: Par Lindholm, Steve Kampfer, David Backes 

Left WingCenterRight Wing
63 Brad Marchand37 Patrice Bergeron88 David Pastrnak
74 Jake DeBrusk46 David Krejci10 Anders Bjork
43 Danton Heinen13 Charlie Coyle18 Brett Ritchie
20 Joakim Nordstrom52 Sean Kuraly14 Chris Wagner
33 Zdeno Chara73 Charlie McAvoy
47 Torey Krug25 Brandon Carlo
27 John Moore48 Matt Grzelcyk
41 Jaroslav Halak40 Tuukka Rask

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (21st), Bruins (3nd)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-9th), Bruins (T-2nd)
  • Recent History vs. Bruins
    • Oct. 25, 2018 - Bruins 3, Flyers 0 (at BOS)
    • Jan. 16, 2019 - Flyers 4, Bruins 3 (at PHI)
    • Jan. 31, 2019 - Flyers 3, Bruins 2 (F/OT) (at BOS)
    • Nov. 10, 2019 - Flyers 3, Bruins 2 (F/SO) (at BOS)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Bruins
    • Jake Voracek - 29 GP, 6 G, 19 A, 25 P
    • Claude Giroux - 37 GP, 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 35 GP, 14 G, 11 A, 25 P
    • Travis Konecny - 10 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
    • Carter Hart - 3 GP, 3-0-0, 2.23 GAA, .926 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Shayne Gostisbehere needs one point to reach 200 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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