Flyers-Maple Leafs: Game 13 Preview
A hard-fought, tight-checking game resulted in a win for the Flyers in New Jersey in a shootout, getting things back on track, even slightly, as the Flyers snapped a two-game losing streak.
The month of November is going to be a constant test. The Flyers play 16 games in the month, starting with Friday's win, and that includes four sets of back-to-backs. The first of the four back-to-backs concludes on Saturday night on home ice as the Flyers take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Toronto Maple Leafs||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||12||6||8||14||Auston Matthews||14||11||5||16|
|Oskar Lindblom||12||7||3||10||Mitch Marner||14||3||13||16|
|Jake Voracek||12||4||5||9||Morgan Rielly||14||3||11||14|
|Sean Couturier||12||3||5||8||Ilya Mikheyev||14||4||6||10|
|Kevin Hayes||12||4||3||7||Andreas Johnsson||14||4||5||9|
|Player to Watch|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||34 Auston Matthews|
|Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, -1||Last 5 Games: 4 G, 3 A, 7 P, +2|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||31 Frederik Andersen|
|7 GP, 3-2-0, 3.10 GAA, .904 SV%||10 GP, 6-2-2, 3.03 GAA, .901 SV%|
Brian Elliott was in for six of the seven goals allowed against the Penguins on Tuesday before being pulled after the second period. Elliott had been playing very well up to that point with wins in three straight starts. He will get the start in the back-end of this back-to-back.
Frederik Andersen has been the Leafs go-to in goal this season, though he has struggled at times. Aside from a win over San Jose where he allowed one goal on just 17 shots faced, Andersen has allowed three goals or more in three of his last four starts, including two overtime losses.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Tyler Pitlick, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|12 Michael Raffl||13 Kevin Hayes||49 Joel Farabee|
|81 Carsen Twarynski||50 German Rubtsov||44 Chris Stewart|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
Any changes to the Flyers lineup will not be known until closer to game time, possibly even at the pre-game warmup. No changes are expected.
Maple Leafs Projected Lineup
Injuries: John Tavares, Zach Hyman, Jake Muzzin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|18 Andreas Johnsson||34 Auston Matthews||88 William Nylander|
|65 Ilya Mikheyev||15 Alexander Kerfoot||16 Mitch Marner|
|42 Trevor Moore||19 Jason Spezza||24 Kasperi Kapanen|
|41 Dmytro Timashov||26 Nick Shore||33 Frederik Gauthier|
|44 Morgan Rielly||83 Cody Ceci|
|52 Martin Marincin||94 Tyson Barrie|
|23 Travis Dermott||3 Justin Holl|
|31 Frederik Andersen||30 Michael Hutchinson|
- Power Play: Flyers (13th), Maple Leafs (17th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-13th), Maple Leafs (T-22nd)
- Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
- Nov. 24, 2018 - Maple Leafs 6, Flyers 0 (at TOR)
- March 15, 2019 - Maple Leafs 7, Flyers 6 (at TOR)
- March 27, 2019 - Flyers 5, Maple Leafs 4 (F/SO) (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
- Claude Giroux - 34 GP, 11 G, 22 A, 33 P
- Travis Konecny - 9 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 12 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
- Jake Voracek - 26 GP, 6 G, 12 A, 18 P
- Brian Elliott - 18 GP, 8-7-1, 2.91 GAA, .904 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek needs one goal to reach 200 for his career.
- Kevin Hayes needs four goals to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR/97.3 ESPN
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.