The Flyers have played their last two games with a shorthanded lineup, down three regulars in Wednesday's game in Colorado and playing more than half of Saturday's game without five regulars in Minnesota. The devastating news regarding Oskar Lindblom's health hasn't helped matters either.

Following a 4-1 loss to Minnesota, the team's first set of back-to-back regulation losses since Oct. 27 and 29, the Flyers have to get right back on the ice on Sunday to finish up a three-game road trip. They take on the Winnipeg Jets.

Game time is at 5 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPWinnipeg JetsGPGAP
Travis Konecny30111728Mark Scheifele32141832
Sean Couturier3281523Patrik Laine3092130
Jake Voracek3261622Kyle Connor32131629
Claude Giroux32101222Nikolaj Ehlers32131124
Ivan Provorov 3271219Blake Wheeler3281523
Player to Watch
28 Claude Giroux55 Mark Scheifele
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, +1Last 5 Games: 5 G, 3 A, 8 P, +6
The Flyers may have been shorthanded, but Alain Vigneault offered a valid point that late in the game, the Flyers had an opportunity down by two with their best players on the ice to make it a game again. The Flyers really need their veteran leaders to step up in this time, and that starts with captain Claude Giroux.
Mark Scheifele is currently on a five-game points streak with five goals and eight points in that time. Scheifele has 13 points in 11 career games against the Flyers, including three goals.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott37 Connor Hellebuyck
15 GP, 7-3-2, 2.66 GAA, .915 SV%26 GP,15-8-2, 2.31 GAA, .931 SV%

Brian Elliott will get the start for the Flyers in the second half of a back-to-back. Elliott suffered a loss in his last start to Arizona last Thursday. He had won his previous three starts, all on the road.

Connor Hellebuyck has been one of the league's best goalies this season. His 2.31 GAA ranks 10th in the NHL and his .931 save percentage ranks sixth in the league. Hellebuyck took the loss in his last start, allowing four goals on 33 shots to the Red Wings on Thursday.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Scott Laughton, Tyler Pitlick, Oskar Lindblom, Travis Konecny, Michael Raffl, Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Phil Myers

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier49 Joel Farabee
81 Carsen Twarynski13 Kevin Hayes93 Jake Voracek
25 James van Riemsdyk48 Morgan Frost62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
72 David Kase24 Mikhail Vorobyev44 Chris Stewart
Defense
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere8 Robert Hagg
Goalie
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

With forwards Scott Laughton and Tyler Pitlick joining a growing injured list, the Flyers had to scramble to make two call-ups for Sunday's game. The team has not officially announced call-ups, but there are reports that Carsen Twarynski and Nicolas Aube-Kubel will join the team and play in place of the two injured forwards. There has been no update on the status of the injuries just yet.

Jets Projected Lineup

Injuries: Mark Letestu, Bryan Little, Dmitry Kulikov

Scratches: Carl Dahlstrom, Joona Luoto

Left WingCenterRight Wing
81 Kyle Connor55 Mark Scheifele29 Patrik Laine
27 Nikolaj Ehlers26 Blake Wheeler85 Mathieu Perreault
9 Andrew Copp17 Adam Lowry28 Jack Roslovic
57 Gabriel Bourque21 Nick Shore38 Logan Shaw
Defense
44 Josh Morrissey3 Tucker Poolman
5 Luca Sbisa4 Neal Pionk
88 Nathan Beaulieu2 Anthony Bitetto
Goalie
37 Connor Hellebuyck30 Laurent Brossoit

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-17th), Jets (25th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (3rd), Jets (27th)
  • Recent History vs. Jets
    • Dec. 9, 2018 - Jets 7, Flyers 1 (at WPG)
    • Jan. 28, 2019 - Flyers 3, Jets 1 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Jets
    • Claude Giroux - 29 GP, 8 G, 19 A, 27 P
    • Jake Voracek - 23 GP, 6 G, 13 A, 19 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 26 GP, 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
    • Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 10-2-5, 2.37 GAA, .916 SV%

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