Following a 13th straight loss on Tuesday, the Flyers schedule has lightened significantly. They will face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. Following this game, the Flyers will play just three times in the next two weeks.

That makes the current losing streak even more of a challenge to break. With each loss that occurs, there will be several days in between games for it to continue to be the dark cloud hanging over the franchise. The Flyers try to avoid a 14th straight defeat and a winless month of January against the same team that they opened the month again, the Kings.

Game time is 1 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPLos Angeles KingsGPGAP
Claude Giroux40151934Anze Kopitar44132538
Cam Atkinson43151732Alex Iafallo42131427
Travis Konecny4171724Adrian Kempe4118826
Joel Farabee3311718Viktor Arvidsson37101525
James van Riemsdyk4310717Phillip Danault42101222

Players To Watch 1-29

Claude Giroux has been one of the team's top producers of late. Giroux has four goals in the last five games, including scoring a go-ahead goal on last Tuesday against the Islanders and the first goal of the game this past Tuesday against the Islanders.

Alex Iafallo had a four-game points streak snapped in the Kings last game against the Islanders. Prior to that, he had three goals and one assist during the streak and totaled seven points in his previous seven games.

Goalie Matchup 1-29

Carter Hart is expected back in goal for the Flyers. Hart allowed two goals on 35 shots in his last start against Dallas, taking the loss late on Monday.

Jonathan Quick is expected to get the start for the Kings. Quick's last start came on Monday night in a shootout loss to the Rangers, allowing two goals on 30 shots.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Line Combos 1-29

Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Ryan Ellis (injury), Nate Thompson (injury), Derick Brassard (injury), Kevin Hayes (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Joel Farabee (injury), Wade Allison (injury), Kevin Connauton (healthy), Nick Seeler (healthy)

Opponent Line Combos 1-29

Kings Scratches: Lias Andersson (injury), Alexander Edler (injury), Carl Grundstrom (healthy), Rasmus Kupari (healthy), Austin Strand (healthy), Jacob Moverare (healthy)

Lineup Notes
  • Flyers: Isaac Ratcliffe enters the lineup and will make his NHL debut. No other changes are being made to the lineup.
  • Kings: No changes are expected for the Kings.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (28th), Kings (26th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (21st), Kings (28th)
  • Recent History vs. Kings
    • Jan. 1, 2022 - Kings 6, Flyers 3 (at LA)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Kings
    • Claude Giroux - 20 GP, 5 G, 14 A, 19 P
    • Cam Atkinson - 15 GP, 5 G, 5 A, 10 P
    • Oskar Lindblom - 3 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
    • Travis Konecny - 8 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
    • Carter Hart - 1 GP, 0-0-0, 1.60 GAA, .929 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Travis Sanheim needs one point 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 Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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