As the weekend begins, the Flyers have officially hit the home stretch in more ways than one. There are 12 games remaining on the regular season schedule, but also just three left in this gauntlet of games against playoff opponents.

The next two games come in short order in a weekend back-to-back on home ice, starting on Saturday afternoon against the Boston Bruins.

Game time is at 1 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPBoston BruinsGPGAP
Travis Konecny64283159David Pastrnak71445599
Joel Farabee70212849Brad Marchand71273562
Owen Tippett66252146Charlie Coyle71233154
Travis Sanheim6993140Pavel Zacha67173047
Morgan Frost59122638Charlie McAvoy6393342

Flyers Bruins Players to Watch

Owen Tippett kept up his hot streak on Thursday by extending his points streak to five games. He has three goals and five assists in that time, including a three-assist night against Boston last Saturday.

It's not often the Flyers limit David Pastrnak, especially in a game that featured 11 goals, but Pastrnak was held to one assist last Saturday. He followed it up with a hat trick against Ottawa on Tuesday. He had a six-game points streak snapped on Thursday against the Rangers.

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Felix Sandstrom is expected to get the start. Sandstrom last played a week ago in Boston, making 24 saves on 30 shots in the loss. This would be his third start and fifth appearance of the season.

Linus Ullmark gets the start for the Bruins. Ullmark made 29 saves on 31 shots in a win over Ottawa on Tuesday in his last start. On Jan. 27, Ullmark made 35 saves on 37 shots in a win over the Flyers.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Lines

Flyers Scratches: Jamie Drysdale (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Nick Seeler (injury), Denis Gurianov (healthy), Sean Couturier (healthy), Cam Atkinson (healthy), Marc Staal (healthy)

Bruins Lines

Bruins Scratches: Parker Wotherspoon (healthy), Kevin Shattenkirk (healthy), Jakub Lauko (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: The Flyers did not practice on Friday. Any lineup changes will be known closer to game time.
  • Bruins: Brad Marchand had a maintenance day on Friday but is expected to play. James van Riemsdyk is questionable to play after missing two games due to illness.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (12.7% - 32nd), Bruins (23.8% - 8th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (84.6% - 3rd), Bruins (82.1% - 7th)
  • Recent History vs. Bruins 
    • March 16, 2024 - Bruins 6, Flyers 5 (at BOS)
    • Jan. 27, 2024 - Bruins 6, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Bruins 
    • Sean Couturier: 34 GP, 9 G, 10 A, 19 P
    • Travis Konecny: 27 GP, 6 G, 8 A, 14 P
    • Travis Sanheim: 24 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 P
    • Sam Ersson: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 6.87 GAA, .778 SV%
    • Felix Sandstrom: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 5.76 GAA, .828 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Sean Couturier needs four points to reach 500 for his career.

Where to Watch

  • TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia/NHL Network
  • Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.

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