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.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPNew Jersey DevilsGPGAP
Travis Konecny1213Blake Coleman2213
Michael Raffl1101Taylor Hall2022
Oskar Lindblom1101Kyle Palmieri2112
Robert Hagg1011Travis Zajac2112
Ivan Provorov1011Pavel Zacha2011
Player to Watch
14 Sean Couturier17 Wayne Simmonds
Last 5 Games: 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, ELast 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Sean Couturier was held without a point despite his linemates scoring three of the four goals in the season-opening win. Look for him to have an impact in the second game of the season, as the Flyers top forwards try to do more of the offensive contributions.
You could point to a lot of offensive threats in the Devils lineup, but when a long-time and beloved former Flyers makes his return, it takes center stage. Wayne Simmonds returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded at the deadline last season. While Simmonds is on the Devils third line and hasn't been around nearly as much of the offensive production early, he should be determined to have a good showing against his former team.
Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart35 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 WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux13 Kevin Hayes93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk21 Scott Laughton81 Carsen Twarynski
12 Michael Raffl82 Connor Bunnaman18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim15 Matt Niskanen
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

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 WingCenterRight Wing
9 Taylor Hall13 Nico Hischier97 Nikita Gusev
63 Jesper Bratt19 Travis Zajac21 Kyle Palmieri
 20 Blake Coleman86 Jack Hughes17 Wayne Simmonds
44 Miles Wood58 Kevin Rooney 40 John Hayden
45 Sami Vatanen76 P.K. Subban
6 Andy Greene28 Damon Severson
8 Will Butcher5 Connor Carrick
35 Cory Schneider29 MacKenzie Blackwood

Game Notes

  • 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 Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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