Flyers-Hurricanes: Game 22 Preview
The Flyers faced the Carolina Hurricanes back on Nov. 5. They scored three goals in the third period to secure a 4-1 win, the first in a four-game winning streak.
That winning streak came to an end eight days ago with a shootout loss to Washington and has now extended to a four-game losing streak following a 5-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday.
For the Hurricanes, the loss to the Flyers was their second in a four-game losing streak. They have since righted the ship with four straight wins, including a 4-2 win over Chicago on Tuesday.
The two teams meet again on Thursday night, with the Flyers looking to put an end to their losing streak and get back on track.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Carolina Hurricanes||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||21||8||12||20||Andrei Svechnikov||21||10||13||23|
|Oskar Lindblom||21||9||7||16||Dougie Hamilton||21||9||14||23|
|Sean Couturier||21||6||9||15||Teuvo Teravainen||21||5||14||19|
|Claude Giroux||21||5||8||13||Sebastian Aho||21||10||6||16|
|Jake Voracek||21||4||9||13||Martin Necas||21||5||10||15|
|Player to Watch|
|49 Joel Farabee||37 Andrei Svechnikov|
|Last 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, -3||Last 5 Games: 4 G, 4 A, 8 P, +4|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||34 Petr Mrazek|
|11 GP, 4-2-2, 2.72 GAA, .913 SV%||14 GP, 10-3-1, 2.57 GAA, .907 SV%|
Brian Elliott entered in relief on Tuesday and stopped all seven shots he faced. Elliott gets the start on Thursday night.
Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 28 shots in the 4-1 loss in Philadelphia on Nov. 5 and following that up allowing three goals on 18 shots in a loss to the Rangers two days later. Since then, Mrazek has been solid, picking up three straight wins, including making 30 saves in Tuesday's win over Chicago.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|28 Claude Giroux||48 Morgan Frost||11 Travis Konecny|
|49 Joel Farabee||13 Kevin Hayes||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||12 Michael Raffl||10 Andy Andreoff|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
There is a possibility the Flyers go with seven defensemen in the lineup. Alain Vigneault said this would be to help some of the forwards get more ice time to break out of slumps. If that is the case, Robert Hagg would enter the lineup and Andy Andreoff would come out. Scott Laughton was also cleared by doctors to return. He is not with the team, since he can't come off of long-term IR until Saturday, but it appears he will be returning to the lineup for Saturday's game.
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Injuries: Erik Haula
Scratches: Haydn Fleury
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|18 Ryan Dzingel||11 Jordan Staal||13 Warren Foegele|
|37 Andrei Svechnikov||20 Sebastian Aho||86 Teuvo Teravainen|
|21 Nino Niederreiter||71 Lucas Wallmark||88 Martin Necas|
|23 Brock McGinn||43 Eetu Luostarinen||48 Jordan Martinook|
|74 Jaccob Slavin||19 Dougie Hamilton|
|6 Joel Edmundson||22 Brett Pesce|
|51 Jake Gardiner||57 Trevor van Riemsdyk|
|34 Petr Mrazek||47 James Reimer|
- Power Play: Flyers (14th), Hurricanes (8th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-6th), Hurricanes (T-9th)
- 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)
- Nov. 5, 2019 - Flyers 4, Hurricanes 1 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Hurricanes
- Claude Giroux - 41 GP, 11 G, 28 A, 39 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 17 GP, 4 G, 10 A, 14 P
- Jake Voracek - 37 GP, 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
- Sean Couturier - 34 GP, 9 G, 15 A, 24 P
- Carter Hart - 3 GP, 1-2-0, 3.40 GAA, .889 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Sean Couturier is playing in his 600th NHL game tonight.
- 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