Flyers-Devils: Game 2 Preview
After a successful trip to Europe, where the Flyers claimed a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in their season opener, it's time to bring things back home.
Last Friday's game was technically considered a home game for the Flyers, but they will play their home opener on Wednesday night when they face the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center.
Game time is at 7:30 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||New Jersey Devils||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||1||2||1||3||Blake Coleman||2||2||1||3|
|Michael Raffl||1||1||0||1||Taylor Hall||2||0||2||2|
|Oskar Lindblom||1||1||0||1||Kyle Palmieri||2||1||1||2|
|Robert Hagg||1||0||1||1||Travis Zajac||2||1||1||2|
|Ivan Provorov||1||0||1||1||Pavel Zacha||2||0||1||1|
|Player to Watch|
|14 Sean Couturier||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|Last 5 Games: 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, E||Last 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P|
|79 Carter Hart||35 Cory Schneider|
|1 GP, 1-0-0, 3.00 GAA, .903 SV%||1 GP, 0-0-0, 2.79 GAA, .905 SV%|
It wasn't Carter Hart's best start in the season opener, but he did enough to keep the Flyers' lead safe in Friday's win. Hart will be back in net for his second start of the season in the Flyers home opener.
After leaving the Devils season opener with lower-body cramps, the intention is to get Cory Schneider back in net on Wednesday night. The Devils did not have a morning skate on Wednesday. Schneider allowed two goals before exiting in the Devils 5-4 shootout loss to the Jets on Friday.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Andy Welinski
Scratches: Sam Morin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||13 Kevin Hayes||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||21 Scott Laughton||81 Carsen Twarynski|
|12 Michael Raffl||82 Connor Bunnaman||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||15 Matt Niskanen|
|8 Robert Hagg||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
The Flyers will use the same lineup as they did in their season-opening win over the Blackhawks on Friday.
Devils Projected Lineup
Scratches: Jesper Boqvist, Pavel Zacha, Mirco Mueller
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|9 Taylor Hall||13 Nico Hischier||97 Nikita Gusev|
|63 Jesper Bratt||19 Travis Zajac||21 Kyle Palmieri|
|20 Blake Coleman||86 Jack Hughes||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|44 Miles Wood||58 Kevin Rooney||40 John Hayden|
|45 Sami Vatanen||76 P.K. Subban|
|6 Andy Greene||28 Damon Severson|
|8 Will Butcher||5 Connor Carrick|
|35 Cory Schneider||29 MacKenzie Blackwood|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-4th), Devils (T-26th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-30th), Devils (T-30th)
- Recent History vs. Devils
- Oct. 20, 2018 - Flyers 5, Devils 2 (at PHI)
- Nov. 15, 2018 - Devils 3, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
- Jan. 12, 2019 - Devils 3, Flyers 2 (at NJ)
- March 1, 2019 - Flyers 6, Devils 3 (at NJ)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Devils
- Claude Giroux - 48 GP, 11 G, 34 A, 45 P
- James van Riemsdyk - 31 GP, 14 G, 10 A, 24 P
- Jake Voracek - 38 GP, 7 G, 22 A, 29 P
- Carter Hart - 1 GP, 0-1-0, 3.16 GAA, .885 SV%
Where to Watch
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.