Flyers-Kings Preview: Revenge Tour
The Flyers faced off against the Los Angeles Kings one week ago in the back end of a back-to-back, just as they will this Saturday. The Kings handled business with a 5-0 victory.
On Friday night in Anaheim, the Flyers answered the Ducks' 7-4 win in Philadelphia from a couple weeks earlier with a 6-3 win. Now, they can do the same against the Kings with a win on Saturday in the final game of their California trip and third game of a four-game road trip.
Game time is 10:30 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Los Angeles Kings||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Sanheim||14||2||12||14||Adrian Kempe||13||6||9||15|
|Travis Konecny||14||9||3||12||Anze Kopitar||13||7||7||14|
|Joel Farabee||14||6||6||12||Kevin Fiala||13||2||12||14|
|Cam Atkinson||14||7||4||11||Trevor Moore||13||7||5||12|
|Sean Couturier||12||3||6||9||Quinton Byfield||13||2||10||12|
Travis Sanheim continued his strong start to the season on Friday night with a three-point game, including his second goal of the season in highlight-reel fashion. He now leads the team in points with 14 in 14 games.
Anze Kopitar had a three-game goal streak snapped in his last game, but enters Saturday with a five-game points streak and points in 11 of 13 games played this season. He scored in last Saturday's win for the Kings over the Flyers.
Carter Hart is expected to start for the Flyers. Hart was slated to start on Friday, but missed the game due to illness. He last played on Nov. 1, when he suffered a mid-body injury in the first period and had to leave the game.
Cam Talbot is expected to start for the Kings. Talbot continued his strong start to the season on Wednesday against Vegas, making 37 saves on 38 shots in a win. Prior to that, he made 24 saves in a shutout win over the Flyers last Saturday. Talbot is currently on a personal four-game winning streak, allowing just four goals in that time.
Flyers Scratches: Felix Sandstrom (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Marc Staal (injury), Bobby Brink (healthy), Egor Zamula (healthy)
Kings Scratches: Viktor Arvidsson (injury), Andre Lee (healthy), Tobias Bjornfot (healthy)
- Flyers: The Flyers held an optional morning skate on Saturday. In addition to Hart returning, Ryan Poehling is back in the lineup and Victor Mete makes his Flyers debut. Bobby Brink and Egor Zamula come out of the lineup.
- Kings: No lineup changes are expected for the Kings.
- Power Play: Flyers (8.3% - 30th), Kings (19.6% - 17th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (77.8% - 17th), Kings (86.0% - 6th)
- Recent History vs. Kings
- Nov. 4, 2023: Kings 5, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Kings
- Cam Atkinson: 17 GP, 7 G, 6 A, 13 P
- Sean Couturier: 15 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
- Travis Konecny: 12 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 P
- Carter Hart: 3 GP, 1-0-1, 2.98 GAA, .913 SV%
- Sam Ersson: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 2.01 GAA, .931 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Nick Deslauriers also needs one assist to reach 100 for his career.
- Owen Tippett needs three points to reach 100 for his career.
- John Tortorella coaches his 1,480th NHL game tonight, passing Darryl Sutter for eight all-time in NHL history.
Where to Watch
- TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.
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