After a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Thursday, a few players noted that a letdown is usually possible after an emotional win. Head coach Alain Vigneault wasn't buying it. Vigneault stated that every game is worth the same two points and that the team needs to be ready to go and execute.

The Flyers next game comes against another team outside of playoff position. The Los Angeles Kings come to town on Saturday night and it is a game the Flyers certainly feel the need to come away with a better result.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPLos Angeles KingsGPGAP
Sean Couturier48132841Anze Kopitar49172643
Travis Konecny45152540Tyler Toffoli48121527
Jake Voracek4892837Alex Iafallo49101727
Claude Giroux48131932Drew Doughty4962127
Kevin Hayes 48141226Jeff Carter4914923
Player to Watch
93 Jake Voracek77 Jeff Carter
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, +4Last 5 Games: 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, -3
Jake Voracek has just one goal in the last 12 games, but it was an important one in overtime against St. Louis. Despite the overall lack of production, Voracek has been more committed to defensive play and showing more energy of late.
Jeff Carter comes into the game with a two-game goal streak and faces his former team. Carter has three goals and five points in 10 career games against the Flyers.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott36 Jack Campbell
22 GP, 10-5-3, 3.14 GAA, .897 SV%18 GP, 7-9-2, 2.83 GAA, .902 SV%

Brian Elliott was excellent in St. Louis, making 30 saves in the overtime win. Elliott is likely going to get at least the next two starts as the Flyers await the return of Carter Hart from injury. Elliott is looking for redemption from his last start against the Kings, where he allowed four goals on 15 shots through two periods.

Jack Campbell gets the start for the Kings against the Flyers. Campbell suffered a defeat in his last game, allowing four goals on 26 shots to the Panthers. His last win came on Jan. 9 against Vegas, where he stopped 44 of 46 shots. He has lost six of his last nine starts and and allowed three goals or more in five of them.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Carter Hart (lower right abdominal, 2-to-3 weeks), Shayne Gostisbehere (knee, 3 weeks), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
25 James van Riemsdyk28 Claude Giroux11 Travis Konecny
12 Michael Raffl14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
21 Scott Laughton13 Kevin Hayes62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
49 Joel Farabee82 Connor Bunnaman18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hagg61 Justin Braun
37 Brian Elliott34 Alex Lyon

Lineup Notes

Justin Braun returns to the lineup and Mark Friedman exits. Braun will play alongside Robert Hagg. Some of the other lines have been shuffled, notably with Claude Giroux going back to center between James van Riemsdyk and Travis Konecny and Kevin Hayes centering the third line between Scott Laughton and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

Canadiens Projected Lineup

Injuries: Blake Lizotte

Scratches: Matt Luff, Kurtis MacDermid

Left WingCenterRight Wing
19 Alex Iafallo11 Anze Kopitar73 Tyler Toffoli
13 Kyle Clifford77 Jeff Carter23 Dustin Brown
9 Adrian Kempe10 Mike Amadio51 Austin Wagner
74 Nikolai Prokhorkin28 Jaret Anderson-Dolan22 Trevor Lewis
27 Alec Martinez8 Drew Doughty
24 Derek Forbort26 Sean Walker
15 Ben Hutton3 Matt Roy
36 Jack Campbell32 Jonathan Quick

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-19th), Kings (26th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (12th), Kings (28th)
  • Recent History vs. Kings
    • Nov. 1, 2018 - Flyers 5, Kings 2 (at LA)
    • Feb. 7, 2019 - Kings 3, Flyers 2 (F/SO) (at PHI)
    • Dec. 31, 2019 - Kings 5, Flyers 3 (at LA)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Kings
    • Claude Giroux - 18 GP, 5 G, 10 A, 15 P
    • Jake Voracek - 26 GP, 6 G, 13 A, 19 P
    • Kevin Hayes - 10 GP, 5 G, 2 A, 7 P
    • Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 6-8-2, 2.54 GAA, .912 SV%

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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