The Flyers picked up a 4-1 win on home ice against the Florida Panthers to keep pace in the playoff race. Just as they finished off their win, the New York Islanders did the same against Washington, remaining one point ahead of the Flyers in the standings.

That sets the stage for Tuesday's game between the two teams. This is the third meeting between the two teams this season, as the Flyers look to leap-frog over the Islanders in the standings.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPNew York IslandersGPGAP
Sean Couturier56153449Brock Nelson54212445
Travis Konecny53182846Mathew Barzal54182745
Jake Voracek56113243Anthony Beauvillier54171936
Claude Giroux56152439Josh Bailey54112435
James van Riemsdyk 56161733Anders Lee54171532
Player to Watch
93 Jake Voracek13 Mathew Barzal
Last 5 Games: 0 G, 4 A, 4 P, +5Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, -1
Jake Voracek has not scored in the last five games, but has points in four assists in that time. His energy level has been higher and he's certainly be active around the puck. The Flyers will need that energy in this game to keep things rolling.
Mathew Barzal has not been on the scoresheet much lately, but he remains a constant threat to turn a game upside down in an instant with his speed and skill.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott40 Semyon Varlamov
28 GP, 14-6-4, 2.86 GAA, .901 SV%33 GP, 16-9-4, 2.58 GAA, .915 SV%

Brian Elliott will be back in goal for the Flyers on Tuesday night. Elliott played another strong game against the Capitals on Saturday, making 25 saves in the win. Elliott has a 5-1-1 record in his last seven starts.

Semyon Varlamov is back in goal as part of the Islanders regular rotation. Varlamov took the loss on Saturday to the Tampa Bay Lightning, allowing two goals on 29 shots. Varlamov has just a 2-6-1 record in nine games since Jan. 2.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Joel Farabee (illness, day-to-day), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Shayne Gostisbehere

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
21 Scott Laughton13 Kevin Hayes11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk48 Morgan Frost18 Tyler Pitlick
12 Michael Raffl82 Connor Bunnaman62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hagg61 Justin Braun
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Joel Farabee seems likely to return to action on Tuesday night, but that won't be officially known until warmups. Who Farabee replaces if he is back in also remains to be seen until closer to game time.

Islanders Projected Lineup

Injuries: Adam Pelech, Cal Clutterbuck

Scratches: Kieffer Bellows, Tom Kuhnackl, Sebastian Aho

Left WingCenterRight Wing
27 Anders Lee13 Mathew Barzal7 Jordan Eberle
18 Anthony Beauvillier29 Brock Nelson12 Josh Bailey
32 Ross Johnston10 Derick Brassard28 Michael Dal Colle
17 Matt Martin53 Casey Cizikas47 Leo Komarov
25 Devon Toews6 Ryan Pulock
2 Nick Leddy55 Johnny Boychuk
8 Noah Dobson24 Scott Mayfield
40 Semyon Varlamov1 Thomas Greiss

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-15th), Islanders (T-15th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-13th), Islanders (24th)
  • Recent History vs. Islanders
    • Oct. 27, 2019 - Islanders 5, Flyers 3 (at NYI)
    • Nov. 16, 2019 - Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
    • Claude Giroux - 51 GP, 18 G, 36 A, 54 P
    • Jake Voracek - 41 GP, 6 G, 27 A, 33 P
    • Sean Couturier - 36 GP, 9 G, 18 A, 27 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 36 GP, 11 G, 16 A, 27 P
    • Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 8-1-7, 2.56 GAA, .915 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Claude Giroux needs two power-play assists to pass Bobby Clarke for first on the Flyers all-time list.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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