Flyers-Panthers: Game 21 Preview
The Flyers have earned points in eight of nine games played this month, but only two in the last three games as part of a three-game losing streak. Saturday night's 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders after leading 3-0 is a tough pill to swallow.
The Flyers get back on the ice on Tuesday night, starting a brief two-game road trip. They face the Florida Panthers, who have won three of their last four games and bring a high-power offensive attack.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Florida Panthers||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||20||8||11||19||Jonathan Huberdeau||20||9||18||27|
|Oskar Lindblom||20||9||7||16||Aleksander Barkov||20||6||19||25|
|Sean Couturier||20||6||9||15||Evgenii Dadonov||20||10||8||18|
|Claude Giroux||20||5||8||13||Keith Yandle||20||2||16||18|
|Jake Voracek||20||4||9||13||Mike Hoffman||20||8||7||15|
|Player to Watch|
|48 Morgan Frost||16 Aleksander Barkov|
|Last 5 Games: N/A||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 3 A, 6 P, +3|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||72 Sergei Bobrovsky|
|13 GP, 6-4-2, 2.50 GAA, .903 SV%||17 GP, 7-4-4, 3.53 GAA, .882 SV%|
Carter Hart gets back in goal for the Flyers after suffering a hard-luck loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday. Hart was excellent against Washington and looked solid in Ottawa as well, but allowed two goals in the second period. Even with two defeats in the last week, Hart has brought his other numbers back up with a string of successful starts.
It's been a different start to the season for Sergei Bobrovsky. The elite netminder has struggled to start the season with just seven wins in 17 games played and an uncharacteristically high 3.53 GAA. Despite posting a 22-save shutout against Detroit on Nov. 2, Bobrovsky has allowed at least two goals in every other start this season, including at least three in five of his last seven starts. Bobrovsky does always get up to face his former team. Against the Flyers, he has a 14-3-1 record with a 2.14 GAA and .927 save percentage in 18 games.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||49 Joel Farabee|
|28 Claude Giroux||48 Morgan Frost||11 Travis Konecny|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||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|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
Frost joins the lineup on a line with Giroux and Konecny. Matt Niskanen was a game-time decision on Saturday, but played. He took a maintenance day on Monday and figures to be a game-time decision again for Tuesday's game.
Panthers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Jayce Hawryluk, Mackenzie Weeger
Scratches: Dryden Hunt
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|11 Jonathan Huberdeau||16 Aleksander Barkov||63 Evgenii Dadonov|
|9 Brian Boyle||21 Vincent Trocheck||10 Brett Connolly|
|77 Frank Vatrano||62 Denis Malgin||68 Mike Hoffman|
|14 Dominic Toninato||55 Noel Acciari||7 Colton Sceviour|
|3 Keith Yandle||5 Aaron Ekblad|
|19 Michael Matheson||6 Anton Stralman|
|13 Mark Pysyk||2 Josh Brown|
|72 Sergei Bobrovsky||33 Samuel Montembeault|
- Power Play: Flyers (13th), Panthers (4th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (8th), Panthers (14th)
- Recent History vs. Panthers
- Oct. 16, 2018 - Flyers 6, Panthers 5 (F/SO) (at PHI)
- Nov. 13, 2018 - Panthers 2, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- Dec. 29, 2018 - Panthers 2, Flyers 1 (at FLA)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Panthers
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 10 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
- Claude Giroux - 37 GP, 9 G, 15 A, 24 P
- Travis Konecny - 8 GP, 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
- Carter Hart - 1 GP, 0-1-0, 2.03 GAA, .944 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