Flyers-Islanders: Game 20 Preview
A seven-game points streak came to an end on Friday night against the Ottawa Senators. Having already missed out on a possible two points to start the weekend, the Flyers get another tough test on Saturday night, against a team riding a 13-game points streak.
The New York Islanders have won 12 games on their 13-game points streak, including a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Oct. 27. They bring that streak into Philadelphia next.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||New York Islanders||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||19||8||11||19||Mathew Barzal||17||8||8||16|
|Oskar Lindblom||19||8||6||14||Josh Bailey||17||6||7||13|
|Sean Couturier||19||5||8||13||Brock Nelson||17||4||8||12|
|Claude Giroux||19||5||8||13||Derick Brassard||17||6||5||11|
|Jake Voracek||19||4||9||13||Anders Lee||17||5||5||10|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||13 Mathew Barzal|
|Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, -1||Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +4|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||1 Thomas Greiss|
|9 GP, 4-2-1, 2.88 GAA, .909 SV%||9 GP, 7-1-0, 1.88 GAA, .942 SV%|
Brian Elliott gets back in net for the back end of a back-to-back for the Flyers. His last two starts came against Toronto. He made 23 saves in a shootout loss on Nov. 2 and 38 saves in a shootout win on Nov. 9.
Thomas Greiss has been one of the top goalies in the league this season. Greiss has won six straight starts and allowed two goals or less in each. He made 37 saves in a win against Florida last Saturday in his last start.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|49 Joel Farabee||28 Claude Giroux||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||13 Kevin Hayes||81 Carsen Twarynski|
|18 Tyler Pitlick||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|
With no morning skate ahead of Saturday's game, any lineup changes will not be known until warmups.
Islanders Projected Lineup
Injuries: Matt Martin, Tom Kuhnhackl
Scratches: Noah Dobson, Ross Johnston
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|27 Anders Lee||13 Mathew Barzal||7 Jordan Eberle|
|18 Anthony Beauvillier||29 Brock Nelson||10 Derick Brassard|
|28 Michael Dal Colle||53 Casey Cizikas||15 Cal Clutterbuck|
|12 Josh Bailey||21 Otto Koivula||47 Leo Komarov|
|3 Adam Pelech||6 Ryan Pulock|
|2 Nick Leddy||55 Johnny Boychuk|
|25 Devon Toews||24 Scott Mayfield|
|1 Thomas Greiss||40 Semyon Varlamov|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-15th), Islanders (10th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (7th), Islanders (5th)
- Recent History vs. Islanders
- Oct. 27, 2018 - Islanders 6, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- March 3, 2019 - Flyers 4, Islanders 1 (at NYI)
- March 9, 2019 - Flyers 5, Islanders 2 (at NYI)
- March 23, 2019 - Islanders 4, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
- Oct. 27, 2019 - Islanders 5, Flyers 3 (at NYI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
- Claude Giroux - 50 GP, 18 G, 36 A, 54 P
- Jake Voracek - 40 GP, 6 G, 27 A, 33 P
- James van Riemsdyk - 35 GP, 11 G, 16 A, 27 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 17 GP, 3 G, 10 A, 13 P
- Brian Elliott - 17 GP, 8-1-6, 2.55 GAA, .915 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