Flyers-Maple Leafs: Game 16 Preview
A marathon shootout is perhaps the only reason the Flyers are not currently on a four-game winning streak. It took 11 rounds of a shootout to get a decision between these two teams just a week ago.
The Flyers are now coming off two wins this week and have points in their last four games, as they travel north of the border to face 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||15||7||9||16||Auston Matthews||17||13||6||19|
|Oskar Lindblom||15||7||5||12||Mitch Marner||17||4||14||18|
|Jake Voracek||15||4||8||12||Morgan Rielly||17||3||13||16|
|Claude Giroux||15||4||8||12||Ilya Mikheyev||17||4||7||11|
|Sean Couturier||15||5||6||11||William Nylander||13||4||7||11|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||91 John Tavares|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +2||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, +2|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||31 Frederik Andersen|
|8 GP, 3-2-1, 3.05 GAA, .901 SV%||13 GP, 9-2-2, 2.69 GAA, .914 SV%|
Brian Elliott gets the start in the first game of a weekend back-to-back. Elliott's last game was last Saturday's shootout loss to Toronto, where he made 23 saves on 26 shots in regulation and overtime.
Frederik Andersen was a big reason why Toronto escaped with a win last Saturday in Philadelphia, making 37 saves on 40 shots and allowing just one goal in the 11-round shootout. Since then, Andersen has won each of his last two starts, allowing just one goal to both the Kings and Golden Knights. During his three-game streak, Andersen has stopped 98 of 103 shots.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||49 Joel Farabee|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|81 Carsen Twarynski||13 Kevin Hayes||93 Jake Voracek|
|10 Andy Andreoff||12 Michael Raffl||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
Andy Andreoff enters the lineup after being recalled from the Phantoms on Friday. He will play on the fourth line. No other changes are expected to the lineup.
Maple Leafs Projected Lineup
Injuries: Zach Hyman
Scratches: Jason Spezza, Martin Marincin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|18 Andreas Johnsson||34 Auston Matthews||88 William Nylander|
|42 Trevor Moore||91 John Tavares||16 Mitch Marner|
|65 Ilya Mikheyev||15 Alexander Kerfoot||24 Kasperi Kapanen|
|41 Dmytro Timashov||26 Nick Shore||33 Frederik Gauthier|
|44 Morgan Rielly||83 Cody Ceci|
|8 Jake Muzzin||94 Tyson Barrie|
|23 Travis Dermott||3 Justin Holl|
|31 Frederik Andersen||30 Michael Hutchinson|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-9th), Maple Leafs (21st)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (12th), Maple Leafs (T-24th)
- 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)
- Nov. 2, 2019 - Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
- Claude Giroux - 35 GP, 12 G, 23 A, 35 P
- Jake Voracek - 27 GP, 6 G, 14 A, 20 P
- Travis Konecny - 10 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
- Brian Elliott - 19 GP, 8-7-2, 2.91 GAA, .903 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: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.