November was a grueling month for the Flyers, but a great one with 10 wins and 24 points in the standings on a 16-game schedule. That is all in the past now as the calendar turns to December and the Flyers look to build on their recent run of success.

Their first opponent of December is a familiar one, a team they faced twice already during November. The Toronto Maple Leafs come back to Philadelphia for the final game of a three-game season series. The first two games went to a shootout with both teams getting one win.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPToronto Maple LeafsGPGAP
Travis Konecny2791625Auston Matthews28161531
Sean Couturier2781321William Nylander28111122
Jake Voracek2761420John Tavares21101020
Claude Giroux2781119Morgan Rielly2831720
Oskar Lindblom 2711718Mitch Marner1841418
Player to Watch
14 Sean Couturier34 Auston Matthews
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 4 A, 6 P, +7Last 5 Games: 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, E
Sean Couturier has points in four of the last five games, including a pair of goals. What may be more impressive is that Couturier is continuing to produce while being a plus-7 in that time, playing his typically reliable 200-foot game.
Auston Matthews has gone three games without a goal, something that is pretty uncommon for the elite scorer. He was held without a point in the meeting between the two teams in Philadelphia on Nov. 2 and had two assists against the Flyers on Nov. 9, but no goals in either game.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart31 Frederik Andersen
17 GP, 8-5-3, 2.43 GAA, .906 SV%21 GP, 13-5-3, 2.47 GAA, .921 SV%

Carter Hart's two starts during the Flyers four-game winning streak were very different. Against Vancouver last Monday, Hart saw limited action, making 16 saves on 17 shots in the 2-1 win. Against Detroit on Friday, Hart was constantly tested early and finished with 32 saves on 33 shots in the 6-1 victory. Hart is making his first start against the Maple Leafs this season

Frederik Andersen gets the start against the Flyers for the third time this season. Andersen is currently on a personal four-game winning streak that includes a 25-save shutout against Detroit last Wednesday and two games where he allowed one goal. Andersen made 37 saves in the win over the Flyers on Nov. 2 and 30 saves in the loss on Nov. 9.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Left WingCenterRight Wing
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier93 Jake Voracek
28 Claude Giroux48 Morgan Frost11 Travis Konecny
49 Joel Farabee13 Kevin Hayes21 Scott Laughton
25 James van Riemsdyk12 Michael Raffl18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere5 Phil Myers
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

The forward lines will remain the same despite the shuffling at the end of the last game in Montreal. Defensively, Robert Hagg was a regular part of the rotation at Monday's practice, but skated with the scratches at the optional morning skate on Tuesday, so he will remain out of the lineup.

Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Injuries: Mitch Marner, Trevor Moore

Scratches: Nick Shore, Jason Spezza, Martin Marincin 

Left WingCenterRight Wing
18 Andreas Johnsson34 Auston Matthews88 William Nylander
65 Ilya Mikheyev91 John Tavares11 Zach Hyman
61 Nic Petan15 Alexander Kerfoot24 Kasperi Kapanen
47 Pierre Engvall33 Frederik Gauthier 41 Dmytro Timashov
44 Morgan Rielly83 Cody Ceci
8 Jake Muzzin3 Justin Holl
23 Travis Dermott94 Tyson Barrie
31 Frederik Andersen30 Michael Hutchinson

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (13th), Maple Leafs (14th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (3rd), Maple Leafs (T-27th)
  • Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
    • Nov. 2, 2019 - Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (at PHI)
    • Nov. 9, 2019 - Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 2 (F/SO) (at TOR)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
    • Claude Giroux - 36 GP, 12 G, 23 A, 35 P
    • Scott Laughton - 10 GP, 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
    • Travis Konecny - 11 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 14 GP, 4 G, 6 A, 10 P
    • Carter Hart - 1 GP, 1-0-0, 3.69 GAA, .905 SV%

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 Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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