Flyers-Canadiens: Game 15 Preview
The Flyers earned a win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night in large part to Carter Hart. Hart is back in goal on Thursday night, and goes against a netminder that he is largely compared to in both style and career path.
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Wells Fargo Center as the Flyers look to continue a recent streak of three straight games with points.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Montreal Canadiens||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||14||7||8||15||Tomas Tatar||15||5||8||13|
|Oskar Lindblom||14||7||5||12||Brendan Gallagher||15||7||6||13|
|Jake Voracek||14||4||7||11||Jonathan Drouin||15||7||5||12|
|Claude Giroux||14||4||7||11||Max Domi||15||4||7||11|
|Sean Couturier||14||4||6||10||Joel Armia||13||6||4||10|
|Player to Watch|
|49 Joel Farabee||11 Brendan Gallagher|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 0 A, 2 P, -3||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, +1|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||31 Carey Price|
|9 GP, 4-3-1, 2.93 GAA, .885 SV%||12 GP, 7-4-1, 2.75 GAA, .910 SV%|
Hart stole the show on Tuesday, making 33 saves in the win over Carolina. That easily earned him another start on Thursday night. Since entering the game in relief in Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, Hart has stopped 64 of 69 shots faced, a .928 save percentage.
Price has been off to a solid start this season and has especially been on a roll lately. He has won three of his last four starts, allowing six goals on 103 shots in the three games prior to Montreal's win over Boston on Tuesday. In that win, Price stopped 21 of 25 shots.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||49 Joel Farabee|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|81 Carsen Twarynski||13 Kevin Hayes||93 Jake Voracek|
|12 Michael Raffl||24 Mikhail Vorobyev||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
Mikhail Vorobyev was called up on Wednesday and returns to the lineup on the fourth line. Michael Raffl moves to the fourth line and Carsen Twarynski moves to the third line.
Canadiens Projected Lineup
Injuries: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Noah Juulsen
Scratches: Jordan Weal, Christian Folin, Brett Kulak
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|90 Tomas Tatar||24 Phillip Danault||11 Brendan Gallagher|
|92 Jonathan Drouin||13 Max Domi||40 Joel Armia|
|62 Artturi Lehkonen||25 Ryan Poehling||41 Paul Byron|
|21 Nick Cousins||44 Nate Thompson||14 Nick Suzuki|
|53 Victor Mete||6 Shea Weber|
|8 Ben Chiarot||26 Jeff Petry|
|28 Mike Reilly||20 Cale Fleury|
|31 Carey Price||37 Keith Kinkaid|
- Power Play: Flyers (6th), Canadiens (16th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (12th), Canadiens (30th)
- Recent History vs. Canadiens
- Jan. 19, 2019 - Flyers 5, Canadiens 2 (at MTL)
- Feb. 21, 2019 - Canadiens 5, Flyers 1 (at MTL)
- March 19, 2019 - Canadiens 3, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Canadiens
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 11 GP, 2 G, 12 A, 14 P
- Jake Voracek - 28 GP, 7 G, 20 A, 27 P
- Travis Konecny - 8 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 6 P
- Claude Giroux - 33 GP, 10 G, 14 A, 24 P
- Carter Hart - 3 GP, 1-2-0, 3.26 GAA, .911 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
- Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.