Flyers-Ducks: Game 39 Preview
Alain Vigneault didn't mince words after the Flyers 6-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night to start a six-game road trip.
"It was a very bad game altogether," Vigneault said. "I've got nothing positive really to say about one player tonight. That hasn't happened to me very often this year."
The 6-1 defeat to the Sharks was surely a pitiful start to the road trip. The Flyers get right back on the ice on Sunday night to continue the six-game trip by facing the Anaheim Ducks.
Game time is at 8:30 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Anaheim Ducks||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||35||11||23||34||Jakob Silfverberg||37||13||13||26|
|Sean Couturier||38||9||20||29||Ryan Getzlaf||36||10||15||25|
|Jake Voracek||38||8||19||27||Rickard Rakell||36||10||15||25|
|Claude Giroux||38||11||15||26||Adam Henrique||38||12||8||20|
|James van Riemsdyk||38||12||11||23||Cam Fowler||38||8||12||20|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Adam Henrique|
|Last 5 Games: 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, +2||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, -1|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||36 John Gibson|
|17 GP, 8-4-2, 3.02 GAA, .903 SV%||28 GP, 12-14-2, 2.88 GAA, .907 SV%|
Brian Elliott gets the start in goal in another back-to-back for the Flyers. Elliott did get the win in his last start, despite allowing four goals to the Senators, in a shootout win in Ottawa.
John Gibson is expected to get the start in goal for the Ducks on Sunday night. Gibson has wins in back-to-back games after suffering a loss to the Flyers on Dec. 17, allowing three goals on 30 shots. In the two wins against the Islanders and Golden Knights, Gibson has allowed eight goals.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Scott Laughton (groin, day-to-day), 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: Robert Hagg (healthy), Chris Stewart (healthy)
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||13 Kevin Hayes||49 Joel Farabee|
|62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel||48 Morgan Frost||93 Jake Voracek|
|10 Andy Andreoff||24 Mikhail Vorobyev||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|6 Travis Sanheim||61 Justin Braun|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||5 Phil Myers|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
There will be no morning skate with the Flyers having played in San Jose on Saturday, but there is a chance that both Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl could return to the lineup. Those decisions will become known closer to game time.
Ducks Projected Lineup
Injuries: Patrick Eaves, Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell, Troy Terry, Nick Ritchie
Scratches: Michael Del Zotto, Daniel Sprong
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|14 Adam Henrique||15 Ryan Getzlaf||56 Sam Carrick|
|49 Max Jones||34 Sam Steel||25 Ondrej Kase|
|53 Maxime Comtois||48 Isac Lundestrom||33 Jakob Silfverberg|
|20 Nicolas Deslauriers||29 Devin Shore||24 Carter Rowney|
|47 Hampus Lindholm||42 Josh Manson|
|4 Cam Fowler||6 Erik Gudbranson|
|32 Jacob Larsson||5 Korbinian Holzer|
|36 John Gibson||30 Ryan Miller|
- Power Play: Flyers (14th), Ducks (26th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-6th), Ducks (23rd)
- Recent History vs. Ducks
- Oct. 30, 2018 - Flyers 3, Ducks 2 (at ANA)
- Feb. 9, 2019 - Flyers 6, Ducks 2 (at PHI)
- Dec. 17, 2019 - Flyers 4, Ducks 1 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Ducks
- Sean Couturier - 13 GP, 7 G, 8 A, 15 P
- Claude Giroux - 18 GP, 3 G, 15 A, 18 P
- James van Riemsdyk - 13 GP, 0 G, 9 A, 9 P
- Jake Voracek - 25 GP, 7 G, 10 A, 17 P
- Brian Elliott - 15 GP, 3-8-3, 3.23 GAA, .880 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
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.