The Flyers passed a significant test last weekend with back-to-back shootout wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, both on the road. This week, the schedule doesn't get any easier.

The Flyers will be back on home ice, where they enter play on Wednesday with a 6-1-1 record, but get the task of facing the NHL's best team, the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals just had a six-game winning streak snapped with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. They are currently on a 12-game points streak.

The Flyers enter with a streak of their own, having won their last four games and earned points in six straight games.

Game time is at 7:30 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPWashington CapitalsGPGAP
Travis Konecny1781119John Carlson1982129
Oskar Lindblom178614Alex Ovechkin19131023
Sean Couturier175813Evgeny Kuznetsov1681018
Claude Giroux174812Jakub Vrana199817
Jake Voracek 174812Tom Wilson198816
Player to Watch
23 Oskar Lindblom92 Evgeny Kuznetsov
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, +3Last 5 Games: 3 G, 6 A, 9 P, +8
The Flyers top line continues to contribute on a regular basis. Oskar Lindblom is a big part, tied for the team lead with eight goals. All three members of this line can be dangerous, but Lindblom's positioning near the net can certainly help against the Capitals, where you may need to get a couple of greasy goals.
You could point to several Capitals off to hot starts, but in the last week, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been at the top of the list. Kuznetsov has nine points in the last five games, including three goals over the last two games.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart70 Braden Holtby
11 GP, 6-3-1, 2.71 GAA, .893 SV%13 GP, 8-1-3, 3.25 GAA, .898 SV%

Carter Hart saw limited action through the first two periods in Boston, then stole the show in the third with 15 saves. He did not allow a goal in the shootout either, securing another key road win for the Flyers. With three wins in the last week, it is no surprise that Hart gets back in goal to face the NHL's best team.

Braden Holtby hasn't been off to a stellar start by the numbers, but with Washington's lethal offense, he has kept the team in games, getting wins in eight of his 13 appearances.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Left WingCenterRight Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk28 Claude Giroux49 Joel Farabee
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
81 Carsen Twarynski13 Kevin Hayes93 Jake Voracek
10 Andy Andreoff12 Michael Raffl18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
53 Shayne Gostisbehere61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

Given the success the Flyers experienced over the weekend, no changes are expected to the lineup for Wednesday night's game.

Capitals Projected Lineup

Injuries: Carl Hagelin

Scratches: Travis Boyd, Liam O'Brien, Tyler Lewington

Left WingCenterRight Wing
8 Alex Ovechkin19 Nicklas Backstrom77 T.J. Oshie
13 Jakub Vrana92 Evgeny Kuznetsov43 Tom Wilson
18 Chandler Stephenson20 Lars Eller14 Richard Panik
28 Brendan Leipsic26 Nic Dowd 21 Garnet Hathaway
6 Michal Kempny74 John Carlson
9 Dmitri Orlov33 Radko Gudas
34 Jonas Siegenthaler3 Nick Jensen
70 Braden Holtby30 Ilya Samsonov

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (11th), Capitals (7th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (7th), Capitals (6th)
  • Recent History vs. Capitals
    • Jan. 8, 2019 - Capitals 5, Flyers 3 (at WSH)
    • March 6, 2019 - Capitals 5, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
    • March 14, 2019 - Capitals 5, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
    • March 24, 2019 - Capitals 3, Flyers 1 (at WSH)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Capitals
    • Claude Giroux - 41 GP, 20 G, 20 A, 40 P
    • Jake Voracek - 35 GP, 15 G, 15 A, 30 P
    • Sean Couturier - 29 GP, 6 G, 13 A, 19 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 30 GP, 8 G, 11 A, 19 P
    • Carter Hart - 1 GP, 0-1-0, 4.00 GAA, .871 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
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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