The recent three-game road trip was as difficult as it gets for the Flyers. On the ice, they suffered three straight regulation losses, just the second time this season that has happened. Off the ice, the team is dealing with a number of injuries and received devastating news about one of their brothers.

Home ice has been a welcome place for the Flyers. They have a 10-2-4 record on home ice and three of the next four games will be there, allowing them a chance to put an end to the losing streak and return to the win column.

They get their first chance at that on Tuesday night when they face the Anaheim Ducks, a team that has struggled on the road to a 5-8-3 record.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPAnaheim DucksGPGAP
Travis Konecny30111728Ryan Getzlaf33101525
Sean Couturier3381624Rickard Rakell3391524
Jake Voracek3361622Jakob Silfverberg33121123
Claude Giroux33101222Cam Fowler3361016
Ivan Provorov 3371320Adam Henrique339716
Player to Watch
25 James van Riemsdyk67 Rickard Rakell
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, -1Last 5 Games: 1 G, 4 A, 5 P, +1
If there was one positive from the road trip, it was James van Riemsdyk picking up goals in back-to-back games. The veteran forward will be leaned on for ice time and production with so many players out of the lineup. If JVR is starting to heat up, it would be perfect timing for the Flyers.
Rickard Rakell is coming off a three-point game against the Rangers, all assists. He has just one goal in the last nine games, but has six assists in that time.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart36 John Gibson
22 GP, 10-7-3, 2.47 GAA, .906 SV%25 GP, 10-13-2, 2.79 GAA, .910 SV%

Carter Hart ended up seeing action in both games of the back-to-back over the weekend. He allowed three goals on 27 shots in the loss in Minnesota, then came on in relief of Brian Elliott on Sunday for the third period, making six saves on seven shots. He'll be back between the pipes for Tuesday's game.

It's been a roller coaster of results for John Gibson. He won his last start, making 29 saves on 32 shots against the Rangers. Before that, he allowed two goals on 27 shots and took the loss against the Kings. Gibson also lost five of six starts from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Scott Laughton (groin, day-to-day), Tyler Pitlick (concussion, out indefinitely), Michael Raffl (broken finger, out 4 weeks from Dec. 3), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Phil Myers (healthy), Joel Farabee (suspension)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
72 David Kase48 Morgan Frost93 Jake Voracek
10 Andy Andreoff24 Mikhail Vorobyev44 Chris Stewart
Defense
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
Goalie
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

Travis Konecny makes his return to the lineup after missing three games with a concussion. Joel Farabee will join the list of scratches as he serves the first game of a three-game suspension on Tuesday. The team also called up Andy Andreoff and sent down Carsen Twarynski. Andreoff will skate on the fourth line.

Tyler Pitlick also practiced, but will miss Tuesday's game as he deals with a concussion. Michael Raffl also joined the team for practice, but remains out recovering from a broken finger. He is eligible to come off LTIR on Saturday, but will also remain out until after the holiday break. Scott Laughton was placed on IR and will be out until after the holiday break.

Ducks Projected Lineup

Injuries: Patrick Eaves, Ryan Kesler, Nick Ritchie

Scratches: Sam Carrick, Korbinian Holzer, Jacob Larsson

Left WingCenterRight Wing
29 Devin Shore15 Ryan Getzlaf25 Ondrej Kase
67 Rickard Rakell14 Adam Henrique33 Jakob Silfverberg
53 Maxime Comtois34 Sam Steel61 Troy Terry
20 Nicolas Deslauriers38 Derek Grant24 Carter Rowney
Defense
47 Hampus Lindholm42 Josh Manson
4 Cam Fowler46 Erik Gudbranson
76 Josh Mahura44 Michael Del Zotto
Goalie
36 John Gibson30 Ryan Miller

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (17th), Ducks (28th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (8th), Ducks (T-22nd)
  • Recent History vs. Ducks
    • Oct. 30, 2018 - Flyers 3, Ducks 2 (at ANA)
    • Feb. 9, 2019 - Flyers 6, Ducks 2 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Ducks
    • Sean Couturier - 12 GP, 6 G, 7 A, 13 P
    • Claude Giroux - 17 GP, 2 G, 14 A, 16 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 12 GP, 0 G, 9 A, 9 P
    • Jake Voracek - 24 GP, 6 G, 10 A, 16 P
    • Carter Hart - 1 GP, 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .938 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Shayne Gostisbehere needs two points to reach 200 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
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.