The Flyers have entered the final 14 games of the regular season, and while it really is no question that they will be part of the playoffs, there is plenty at stake.

For one, the Flyers will enter Tuesday's game looking for their 10th straight win. They will face the Boston Bruins, the team ranked at the top of the NHL standings. It is hardly the first time the Flyers have gone against the top team in the league this season. And finally, with Washington's shootout loss on Monday, a win of any kind will put the Flyers in sole possession of first place.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPBoston BruinsGPGAP
Travis Konecny65243761David Pastrnak69484694
Sean Couturier68223759Brad Marchand69285886
Jake Voracek68124456Patrice Bergeron60302555
Claude Giroux68213253Torey Krug6194049
Kevin Hayes 68231841David Krejci60132942
Player to Watch
14 Sean Couturier63 Brad Marchand
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, +3Last 5 Games: 3 G, 4 A, 7 P, E
Sean Couturier has had some big games against top teams, but the bigger reason to watch the Flyers top-line center is because of his task in trying to shut down the Boston top line centered by Patrice Bergeron. It will take quite the effort to keep that line quiet for most of the night and position the Flyers to win their 10th straight game.
Who can forget the way the last meeting between the Flyers and Bruins ended? Brad Marchand had a chance to answer in the shootout, over-skated the puck and played it, resulting in the end of the shootout without a shot getting on goal. Marchand has been on a roll lately, though, bringing a 12-game points streak into Tuesday's game. He has five goals and 12 assists in that time.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart40 Tuukka Rask
42 GP, 24-12-3, 2.43 GAA, .913 SV%40 GP, 25-8-6, 2.18 GAA, .926 SV%

The Flyers needed Carter Hart to be spectacular on Saturday and he was, making 38 saves in a 3-1 win over Buffalo. Hart has made both starts agains the Bruins this season and while both have been wins, the last one was certainly a struggle in the first half of the game. Hart will be back in goal on Tuesday as the Flyers push for the top spot in the Metro once again.

Tuukka Rask was on the hook for the loss, allowing four goals on 24 shots to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Rask got back to his winning ways after two rough starts by shutting out the Islanders on Feb. 29 and following it up with a win over the Lightning a week ago on March 3. In his two starts prior, he had allowed 10 goals on 57 shots. This is Rask's first start against the Flyers this season.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: James van Riemsdyk (broken right hand, out indefinitely), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Phil Myers

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
49 Joel Farabee13 Kevin Hayes11 Travis Konecny
21 Scott Laughton38 Derek Grant18 Tyler Pitlick
12 Michael Raffl44 Nate Thompson62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

Shayne Gostisbehere will be in the lineup for the first time since Feb. 6. Phil Myers is scratched as he is dealing with an injury.

Bruins Projected Lineup

Injuries: Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Kevan Miller

Scratches: Anders Bjork, Anton Blidh

Left WingCenterRight Wing
63 Brad Marchand37 Patrice Bergeron88 David Pastrnak
21 Nick Ritchie46 David Krejci28 Ondrej Kase
52 Sean Kuraly13 Charlie Coyle74 Jake DeBrusk
20 Joakim Nordstrom26 Par Lindholm14 Chris Wagner
33 Zdeno Chara73 Charlie McAvoy
48 Matt Grzelcyk79 Jeremy Lauzon
27 John Moore75 Connor Clifton
40 Tuukka Rask41 Jaroslav Halak

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (12th), Bruins (2nd)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-10th), Bruins (3rd)
  • Recent History vs. Bruins
    • Nov. 10, 2019 - Flyers 3, Bruins 2 (F/SO) (at BOS)
    • Jan. 13, 2020 - Flyers 6, Bruins 5 (F/SO) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Bruins
    • Jake Voracek - 30 GP, 6 G, 21 A, 27 P
    • Claude Giroux - 38 GP, 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
    • Travis Sanheim - 7 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P
    • Carter Hart - 4 GP, 4-0-0, 2.85 GAA, .905 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Travis Sanheim will play in his 200th game tonight.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN

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

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