Flyers-Hurricanes: Game 14 Preview
The Flyers were not able to string together back-to-back shootout wins over the weekend, but did get three points out of four, bouncing back from two lopsided efforts against the Islanders and Penguins. It's a step in the right direction for a team that needs to get it going, especially with a busy month ahead against a number of Eastern Conference opponents.
The Carolina Hurricanes come to town on Tuesday night, and after a 5-0-0 start to their season, have since cooled with a 4-4-1 record in the last nine games.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Carolina Hurricanes||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||13||6||8||14||Dougie Hamilton||14||6||10||16|
|Oskar Lindblom||13||7||4||11||Andrei Svechnikov||14||6||9||15|
|Jake Voracek||13||4||7||11||Teuvo Teravainen||14||4||8||12|
|Sean Couturier||13||3||6||9||Erik Haula||14||8||3||11|
|Claude Giroux||13||3||6||9||Sebastian Aho||14||5||5||10|
|Player to Watch|
|11 Travis Konecny||20 Sebastian Aho|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, -3||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 4 A, 7 P, +3|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||34 Petr Mrazek|
|8 GP, 3-3-1, 3.23 GAA, .867 SV%||9 GP, 7-1-1, 2.33 GAA, .915 SV%|
Brian Elliott was in for six of the seven goals allowed against the Penguins on Tuesday before being pulled after the second period. Elliott had been playing very well up to that point with wins in three straight starts. He will get the start in the back-end of this back-to-back.
It's been tough to beat Petr Mrazek this season. The former Flyers netminder has seven wins on the season in nine games, including three straight wins entering Tuesday. In that stretch, he has allowed four goals on 93 shots, a .957 save percentage.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||49 Joel Farabee|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|12 Michael Raffl||13 Kevin Hayes||93 Jake Voracek|
|81 Carsen Twarynski||50 German Rubtsov||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
The Flyers lines will be the same as in Saturday's game against Toronto.
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Injuries: Jordan Martinook, Erik Haula
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|21 Nino Niederreiter||11 Jordan Staal||86 Teuvo Teravainen|
|37 Andrei Svechnikov||20 Sebastian Aho||13 Warren Foegele|
|18 Ryan Dzingel||71 Lucas Wallmark||88 Martin Necas|
|23 Brock McGinn||29 Brian Gibbons|
|74 Jaccob Slavin||19 Dougie Hamilton|
|51 Jake Gardiner||22 Brett Pesce|
|6 Joel Edmundson||57 Trevor van Riemsdyk||4 Haydn Fleury|
|34 Petr Mrazek||47 James Reimer|
- Power Play: Flyers (8th), Hurricanes (7th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-12th), Hurricanes (16th)
- Recent History vs. Hurricanes
- Dec. 31, 2018 - Hurricanes 3, Flyers 1 (at CAR)
- Jan. 3, 2019 - Hurricanes 5, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
- March 30, 2019 - Hurricanes 5, Flyers 2 (at CAR)
- April 6, 2019 - Hurricanes 4, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Hurricanes
- Claude Giroux - 40 GP, 10 G, 27 A, 37 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 16 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
- Jake Voracek - 36 GP, 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
- Sean Couturier - 33 GP, 8 G, 15 A, 23 P
- Carter Hart - 2 GP, 0-2-0, 5.19 GAA, .816 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
- Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 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.