The day has finally arrived. The 2024 NHL Stadium Series is upon us. The Flyers take it outside once again, facing off against the New Jersey Devils.

While the game is certainly an event for the backdrop it provides, it is also a critical game in the playoff picture. The Flyers sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division and have a seven-point lead on the Devils in fourth place.

Game time is at 8 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPNew Jersey DevilsGPGAP
Travis Konecny55262551Jesper Bratt53203757
Joel Farabee55172542Jack Hughes37173249
Owen Tippett51191433Tyler Toffoli52231336
Sean Couturier51112233Nico Hischier42161935
Travis Sanheim5452530Erik Haula47111627

Flyers Devils Stadium Series Players to Watch

Travis Konecny has been on another hot streak of late. He followed up a three-point game against Arizona on Monday with a goal and an assist on Thursday in Toronto. Since returning from the All-Star break, Konecny is on a five-game points streak with four goals and nine points in that time.

Jack Hughes has started to pick up the production again. After returning from injury on Feb. 8, Hughes was held off the scoresheet for the first two games. In his last three games, he has two goals and four points.

Flyers Devils Stadium Series Goalie Matchup

Sam Ersson gets the start for the Flyers. Ersson saw his three-game winning streak snapped with the overtime loss in Toronto, allowing four goals on 28 shots. Ersson picked up a win against the Devils on Dec. 19, making 24 saves on 26 shots.

Nico Daws is expected to the start for the Devils. Daws took the loss in his last start, allowing two goals on 29 shots to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Daws has been impressive since returning from the All-Star break, allowing just five goals over his last three starts. Daws had lost five of his previous six starts before the All-Star break.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Lines Stadium Series

Flyers Scratches: Tyson Foerster (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Nick Deslauriers (healthy)

Devils Lines Stadium Series

Devils Scratches: Dougie Hamilton (injury), Jonas Siegenthaler (injury), Vitek Vanecek (injury), Chris Tierney (healthy), Nick DeSimone (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: Tyson Foerster and Rasmus Ristolainen remain out with injury. Cam York will play after leaving Thursday's game with an injury. The Flyers could go with a seven-defensemen lineup again.
  • Devils: Jonas Siegenthaler was at Friday's practice, but is likely to miss Saturday's game. No lineup changes are expected.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (13.0% - 31st), Devils (23.6% - 9th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (86.0% - 2nd), Devils (79.4% - 19th)
  • Recent History vs. Devils
    • Dec. 19, 2023: Flyers 3, Devils 2 (F/OT) (at NJ)
    • Nov. 30, 2023: Devils 4, Flyers 3 (F/OT) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Devils 
    • Cam Atkinson: 31 GP, 15 G, 9 A, 24 P
    • Sean Couturier: 46 GP, 13 G, 10 A, 23 P
    • Travis Konecny: 32 GP, 12 G, 8 A, 20 P
    • Sam Ersson: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 4.39 GAA, .855 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Joel Farabee needs three assists to reach 100 for his career.

Where to Watch

  • Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.

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