Two games into the new year, the results have changed very little for the Flyers. Their first game of 2020 saw them allow four first-period goals in Vegas. Their second in Arizona on Saturday saw another three goals allowing in yet another disappointing first period.

It has been a long and trying road trip for the Flyers, who are 1-4-0 so far in five games. The road trip finally comes to an end on Tuesday night as the Flyers face the Carolina Hurricanes.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPCarolina HurricanesGPGAP
Travis Konecny39122436Teuvo Teravainen4283341
Sean Couturier42122234Andrei Svechnikov42182341
Jake Voracek4282533Sebastian Aho42231437
Claude Giroux42131730Dougie Hamilton42132437
Ivan Provorov 4291524Ryan Dzingel4281725
Player to Watch
11 Travis Konecny37 Andrei Svechnikov
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, -4Last 5 Games: 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, +1
The Flyers really need a lot of players to get going to get back into the win column with regularity. Travis Konecny remains the leading scorer on the team, but has seen his totals plateau while playing on the second line. He moves back onto the first line for this game in an effort to get his production back to where it was to start the season.
Andrei Svechnikov has been one of the leading scorers for the Hurricanes this season, scoring several dazzling goals among his 18 on the season and tied for the team lead with 41 points. The 19-year-old is becoming a star and he is always poised to take over a game.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott34 Petr Mrazek
20 GP, 9-5-2, 3.05 GAA, .899 SV%28 GP, 16-10-2, 2.74 GAA, .901 SV%

Brian Elliott will get the start for the Flyers on Tuesday after entering Saturday's game in relief in the first period. He allowed two goals on nine shots in the remainder of the game.

Petr Mrazek enters Tuesday's game with a two-game losing streak after allowing three goals on 26 shots on Jan. 5 to Tampa Bay and four goals on 29 shots on Jan. 3 to Washington. Mrazek was also in goal for both of the Hurricanes losses to the Flyers this season, allowing eight goals on 50 shots.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Justin Braun (groin, out until All-Star break), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Chris Stewart (healthy), Andy Andreoff (healthy)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
18 Tyler Pitlick12 Michael Raffl93 Jake Voracek
21 Scott Laughton24 Mikhail Vorobyev49 Joel Farabee
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

There were wholesale changes to the Flyers lineup as each of the forward lines changed. Defensively, Justin Braun comes out of the lineup with a groin injury and Robert Hagg will come in to take his place. Braun is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.

Hurricanes Projected Lineup

Scratches: Trevor van Riemsdyk 

Left WingCenterRight Wing
37 Andrei Svechnikov11 Jordan Staal13 Warren Foegele
21 Nino Niederreiter20 Sebastian Aho86 Teuvo Teravainen
18 Ryan Dzingel56 Erik Haula88 Martin Necas
23 Brock McGinn71 Lucas Wallmark48 Jordan Martinook
74 Jaccob Slavin19 Dougie Hamilton
51 Jake Gardiner22 Brett Pesce
4 Haydn Fleury6 Joel Edmundson
34 Petr Mrazek47 James Reimer

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (15th), Hurricanes (7th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-15th), Hurricanes (T-10th)
  • Recent History vs. Hurricanes
    • Nov. 5, 2019 - Flyers 4, Hurricanes 1 (at PHI)
    • Nov. 21, 2019 - Flyers 5, Hurricanes 3 (at CAR)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Hurricanes
    • Claude Giroux - 42 GP, 13 G, 30 A, 43 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 18 GP, 4 G, 10 A, 14 P
    • Jake Voracek - 38 GP, 10 G, 19 A, 29 P
    • Sean Couturier - 35 GP, 9 G, 15 A, 24 P
    • Travis Konecny - 15 GP, 5 G, 5 A, 10 P
    • Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 10-6-0, 2.64 GAA, .906 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Shayne Gostisbehere needs one point to reach 200 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 Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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