The Flyers return home turned unpleasant as they suffered a fourth straight loss, falling to the 1-7-1 Dallas Stars on Saturday.

Monday's game provides another chance to right the ship, and there will be two new faces in the lineup trying to provide a spark. 19-year-old Joel Farabee makes his NHL debut and Mikhail Vorobyev joins the lineup as well.

It is sure to be a tough test for the Flyers, as they face the Vegas Golden Knights, off to a 6-3-0 start and coming off a shutout win in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPVegas Golden KnightsGPGAP
Travis Konecny6358Mark Stone96612
Oskar Lindblom6314Max Pacioretty92810
Ivan Provorov6134William Karlsson9178
Sean Couturier6224Paul Stastny9437
Claude Giroux 6044Reilly Smith9617
Player to Watch
49 Joel Farabee61 Mark Stone
Last 5 Games: N/ALast 5 Games: 4 G, 2 A, 6 P, -1
All eyes will be on Joel Farabee in his NHL debut on Monday. Farabee impressed in the preseason, but was unable to score. Once he went down to the AHL to start the season, he opened his professional career with goals in his first three games and a four-game points streak. Now he gets his chance in the NHL and even more opportunities could open up if he is able to be a play-driver and produce.
Mark Stone opened the season with four multi-point games in the team's first five. He is also currently on a five-game points streak. In eight of the nine games for Vegas this season, Stone has factored into the scoring in some way. His addition to the lineup, starting the previous season, has made an already dangerous group even more lethal.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott35 Oscar Dansk
2 GP, 0-1-0, 2.96 GAA, .911 SV%0 GP, 0-0-0, -.-- GAA, .--- SV%

Brian Elliott gets the start in goal for the Flyers, his first at home, after getting his first start of the season last week in Calgary and taking over in relief of Carter Hart in Edmonton. Hart has allowed seven goals on 29 shots over the last two games, so this could be a good chance for Elliott to provide some relief.

Oscar Dansk was the first goalie off the ice for Vegas at Monday's morning skate, so he will make his first start of the season. Dansk made three starts and appeared in four games for Vegas in the 2017-18 season, posting a 3-0-0 record, a 1.78 GAA and .946 save percentage.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Sam Morin, Tyler Pitlick

Left WingCenterRight Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk28 Claude Giroux93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
21 Scott Laughton13 Kevin Hayes49 Joel Farabee
12 Michael Raffl24 Mikhail Vorobyev44 Chris Stewart
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere8 Robert Hagg
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Joel Farabee and Mikhail Vorobyev enter the lineup. Tyler Pitlick was the extra forward with Chris Stewart and Michael Raffl remaining on the fourth line. The rest of the lines were heavily shuffled, with Claude Giroux moving back to center between James van Riemsdyk and Jake Voracek, Oskar Lindblom back on a line with Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny and Kevin Hayes centering Farabee and Scott Laughton.

Golden Knights Projected Lineup

Injuries: Alex Tuch, Nate Schmidt, Malcolm Subban

Scratches: Valentin Zykov, Jimmy Schuldt

Left WingCenterRight Wing
81 Jonathan Marchessault71 William Karlsson19 Reilly Smith
67 Max Pacioretty26 Paul Stastny61 Mark Stone
 73 Brandon Pirri21 Cody Eakin9 Cody Glass
28 Will Carrier92 Tomas Nosek 75 Ryan Reaves
3 Brayden McNabb27 Shea Theodore
15 Jon Merrill22 Nick Holden
45 Jake Bischoff5 Deryk Engelland
35 Oscar Dansk29 Marc-Andre Fleury

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (10th), Golden Knights (5th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (24th), Golden Knights (1st)
  • Recent History vs. Golden Knights
    • Oct. 4, 2018 - Flyers 5, Golden Knights 2 (at VGK)
    • Oct. 13, 2018 - Golden Knights 1, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Golden Knights
    • Sean Couturier - 4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
    • Claude Giroux - 4 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
    • Kevin Hayes - 4 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
    • Brian Elliott - 2 GP, 1-1-0, 1.53 GAA, .935 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Jake Voracek needs three goals 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 Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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