Flyers-Golden Knights: Game 7 Preview
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.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Vegas Golden Knights||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||6||3||5||8||Mark Stone||9||6||6||12|
|Oskar Lindblom||6||3||1||4||Max Pacioretty||9||2||8||10|
|Ivan Provorov||6||1||3||4||William Karlsson||9||1||7||8|
|Sean Couturier||6||2||2||4||Paul Stastny||9||4||3||7|
|Claude Giroux||6||0||4||4||Reilly Smith||9||6||1||7|
|Player to Watch|
|49 Joel Farabee||61 Mark Stone|
|Last 5 Games: N/A||Last 5 Games: 4 G, 2 A, 6 P, -1|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||35 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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|21 Scott Laughton||13 Kevin Hayes||49 Joel Farabee|
|12 Michael Raffl||24 Mikhail Vorobyev||44 Chris Stewart|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|6 Travis Sanheim||61 Justin Braun|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||8 Robert Hagg|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|81 Jonathan Marchessault||71 William Karlsson||19 Reilly Smith|
|67 Max Pacioretty||26 Paul Stastny||61 Mark Stone|
|73 Brandon Pirri||21 Cody Eakin||9 Cody Glass|
|28 Will Carrier||92 Tomas Nosek||75 Ryan Reaves|
|3 Brayden McNabb||27 Shea Theodore|
|15 Jon Merrill||22 Nick Holden|
|45 Jake Bischoff||5 Deryk Engelland|
|35 Oscar Dansk||29 Marc-Andre Fleury|
- 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 SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.