Flyers-Jets Preview: Taking Flight?
After a quick trip to Detroit, the Flyers are back on home ice on Sunday night. The team has won nine of their 12 games since returning from the holiday break, but has mostly had the benefit of facing teams in equal or lower position in the standings.
That's about to change this week, as Game time is 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Winnipeg Jets||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||41||24||25||49||Kyle Connor||47||23||33||56|
|Kevin Hayes||46||13||28||41||Josh Morrissey||47||8||43||51|
|Scott Laughton||43||12||16||28||Pierre-Luc Dubois||47||20||29||49|
|Tony DeAngelo||42||7||19||26||Mark Scheifele||47||28||15||43|
|Joel Farabee||46||9||16||25||Blake Wheeler||38||12||21||33|
Scott Laughton opened the scoring on Saturday night and has eight points over his last six games. He has 13 points over the last 12 games as well, continuing to serve as a leader on the team.
Mark Scheifele is coming off a very strong game on Saturday with two goals and an assist against Ottawa. He has points in four of his last five games, including a pair of multi-goal performances.
Felix Sandstrom is expected to get the start for the Flyers. This will be Sandstrom's first start since Dec. 13, when he allowed three goals in a loss to Colorado. This will also be Sandstrom's second start since Nov. 26 and following a conditioning stint in the minors.
David Rittich is expected to start for the Jets. Rittich made 22 saves on 23 shots in his last start on Jan. 13, a win over Pittsburgh. He has won three of his last four starts dating back to Dec. 20.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Tanner Laczynski (injury), Justin Braun (healthy), Kieffer Bellows (healthy)
Jets Scratches: Mason Appleton (injury), Logan Stanley (injury), David Gustafsson (injury), Kyle Capobianco (healthy), Ville Heinola (healthy), Sam Gagner (healthy)
- Flyers: No changes are expected to the Flyers lineup.
- Jets: The Jets are expected to use the same lineup as Saturday.
- Power Play: Flyers (30th), Jets (7th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (20th), Jets (2nd)
- Recent History vs. Jets
- April 27, 2022 - Jets 4, Flyers 0 (at WPG)
- Feb. 1, 2022 - Flyers 3, Jets 1 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Jets
- James van Riemsdyk: 30 GP, 7 G, 14 A, 21 P
- Kevin Hayes: 13 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
- Travis Konecny: 9 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
- Felix Sandstrom: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 3.08 GAA, .885 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Kevin Hayes will play in his 600th NHL game tonight.
- Travis Sanheim needs two assists to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
- TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- 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.