After opening the floodgates late in their last game, the Flyers winning streak is at five games, their longest of the season. The push for six straight wins continues on home ice as the Flyers face the Arizona Coyotes.

The Coyotes are fresh off a 4-2 win over Columbus, bringing their record to 16-9-4 on the season. They quietly have gotten off to a hot start, sitting in second place in the Pacific Division.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPArizona CoyotesGPGAP
Travis Konecny28101727Nick Schmaltz2951520
Sean Couturier2881321Alex Goligoski2921517
Claude Giroux2891120Clayton Keller2951217
Jake Voracek2861420Christian Dvorak298917
Oskar Lindblom 2811718Carl Soderberg298715
Player to Watch
93 Jake Voracek36 Christian Fischer
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 5 A, 6 P, +5Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, +4
The Flyers have shown that all lines are capable of producing at any time. The one line that didn't score in Tuesday's game was the line featuring Sean Couturier, Jake Voracek and Oskar Lindblom. Voracek has been solid for the last several games since moving to that line, and after being held off the board, he could be due for a big offensive night.
Christian Fischer has just six points in 28 games this season, but half of those points have come in the last five games. He had a big goal for Arizona in their win against Columbus.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott35 Darcy Kuemper
14 GP, 7-2-2, 2.70 GAA, .916 SV%19 GP, 11-6-2, 1.97 GAA, .936 SV%

Brian Elliott gets the start in goal on Thursday night. Elliott was stellar in Montreal on Saturday, making 39 saves in a 4-3 overtime win. Elliott has won his last three starts to improve to 7-2-2 on the season.

Darcy Kuemper has been one of the NHL's best goalies this season, leading the league with a 1.97 GAA and .936 save percentage. Kuemper is expected to get the start in Philadelphia. Against the Flyers, his career numbers are not great. He has a 1-2-1 record with a 3.78 GAA and .886 save percentage in four games against the Flyers.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Michael Raffl, Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Mikhail Vorobyev

Left WingCenterRight Wing
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
28 Claude Giroux48 Morgan Frost11 Travis Konecny
49 Joel Farabee13 Kevin Hayes21 Scott Laughton
25 James van Riemsdyk18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere5 Phil Myers8 Robert Hagg
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Mikhail Vorobyev was called up on Wednesday to replace the injured Michael Raffl, but he will be out of the lineup on Thursday. The Flyers are choosing to play seven defensemen, meaning Robert Hagg will come back into the lineup and rotate the other forwards to the fourth line throughout the game.

Coyotes Projected Lineup

Injuries: Niklas Hjalmarsson

Scratches: Michael Chaput, Barrett Hayton, Aaron Ness 

Left WingCenterRight Wing
9 Clayton Keller21 Derek Stepan13 Vinnie Hinostroza
18 Christian Dvorak8 Nick Schmaltz83 Conor Garland
67 Lawson Crouse34 Carl Soderberg81 Phil Kessel
40 Michael Grabner15 Brad Richardson36 Christian Fischer
23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson55 Jason Demers
6 Jakob Chychrun33 Alex Goligoski
82 Jordan Oesterle46 Ilya Lyubushkin
35 Darcy Kuemper32 Antti Raanta

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (15th), Coyotes (T-13th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-3rd), Coyotes (16th)
  • Recent History vs. Coyotes
    • Nov. 5, 2018 - Flyers 5, Coyotes 2 (at ARI)
    • Nov. 8, 2018 - Flyers 5, Coyotes 4 (F/OT) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Coyotes
    • Claude Giroux - 16 GP, 7 G, 10 A, 17 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 7 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
    • Kevin Hayes - 10 GP, 4 G, 6 A, 10 P
    • Sean Couturier - 14 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
    • Brian Elliott - 15 GP, 10-2-1, 2.14 GAA, .921 SV%

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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