As the Flyers took on the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, ultimately a 3-1 loss, Claude Giroux was not with the team. The inevitable trade happened on Saturday night, and the Flyers will officially begin a new era without Giroux on Sunday.

It could be the final game for several other Flyers players, as the team plays the final game before the trade deadline on Sunday afternoon against the New York Islanders.

Game time is 2 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPNew York IslandersGPGAP
Cam Atkinson61232447Mathew Barzal50122840
Travis Konecny59102636Brock Nelson50271239
Scott Laughton54111728Noah Dobson57102636
James van Riemsdyk61141125Anders Lee5323831
Joel Farabee43121325Josh Bailey5162430

Players To Watch 3-20

Derick Brassard is certainly a name still possibly on the move at the trade deadline. He had a four-game points streak snapped in the loss in Ottawa.

Brock Nelson had a hat trick on Saturday in a win over the Dallas Stars. It was his third multi-point game in the last five games. Nelson also has points in seven of his last nine games.

Goalie Matchup 3-20

Carter Hart is expected to start for the Flyers. Hart allowed four goals on 34 shots, but got the win against the Predators on Thursday. Despite the victory, Hart has allowed four or more goals in four of his last five starts.

Ilya Sorokin gets the start for the Islanders. Sorokin made 29 saves on 30 shots in a win over the Rangers in his last start on Thursday. He is on a personal four-game winning streak, allowing just five goals in that time.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Line Combos 3-20

Flyers Scratches: Ryan Ellis (injury), Nate Thompson (injury), Scott Laughton (injury), Kevin Connauton (healthy), Nick Seeler (healthy), Gerry Mayhew (healthy)

Opponent Line Combos 3-20

Islanders Scratches: Ross Johnston (healthy), Sebastian Aho (healthy), Kieffer Bellows (healthy)

Lineup Notes
  • Flyers:.Gerry Mayhew was placed on waivers on Saturday, likely in anticipation of the Giroux trade. Newly-acquired forward Owen Tippett will make his debut with the Flyers. No other chances are expected.
  • Islanders: No changes are expected to the Islanders lineup from Saturday's game.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (31st), Islanders (17th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (26th), Islanders (6th)
  • Recent History vs. Islanders
    • Jan. 25, 2022 - Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (at NYI)
    • Jan. 18, 2022 - Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (at PHI)
    • Jan. 17, 2022 - Islanders 4, Flyers 1 (at NYI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
    • Cam Atkinson - 30 GP, 14 G, 14 A, 28 P
    • Keith Yandle - 28 GP, 4 G, 18 A, 22 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 48 GP, 12 G, 23 A, 35 P
    • Carter Hart - 8 GP, 2-3-3, 3.49 GAA, .873 SV%

Where to Watch
TV: TNT
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

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

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