The gauntlet is nearly complete for the Flyers, and a defining win over the Boston Bruins kept their playoff spot intact.

Now they face off against the team that started it all one day prior to the trade deadline. The Flyers close out a weekend back-to-back on home ice against the Florida Panthers. Game time is at 6 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPFlorida PanthersGPGAP
Travis Konecny65303161Sam Reinhart70483280
Joel Farabee71212849Matthew Tkachuk69235578
Owen Tippett67252247Carter Verhaeghe70313768
Travis Sanheim7093140Aleksander Barkov62184866
Morgan Frost60122739Vladimir Tarasenko64192544

Flyers Panthers Players to Watch

Travis Konecny seems to have found his scoring touch again. Three goals in the last two games have helped the Flyers secure three points in the standings.

Matthew Tkachuk has had three multi-point games in the last five games, including one on Saturday against the New York Rangers.

Flyers Panthers Goalie Matchup

Felix Sandstrom could get the start after Sam Ersson started Saturday. Sandstrom last played last Saturday in Boston, making 24 saves on 30 shots in the loss. This would be his third start and fifth appearance of the season.

Anthony Stolarz is expected to get the start for Florida. Stolarz made 34 saves on 35 shots in his last game against Calgary on March 9. Stolarz has won five straight starts and seven of his last eight.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Lines

Flyers Scratches: Jamie Drysdale (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Nick Seeler (injury), Denis Gurianov (healthy), Nick Deslauriers (healthy), Cam Atkinson (healthy), Marc Staal (healthy)

Panthers Lines

Panthers Scratches: Aaron Ekblad (injury), Aleksander Barkov (injury), Jonah Gadjovich (injury), Kyle Okposo (healthy), Tobias Bjornfot (healthy), Uvis Balinskis (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: No changes are expected to the Flyers lineup.
  • Panthers: Gustav Forsling is expected back in the lineup after missing Saturday's game. Ryan Lomberg could take Kyle Okposo's place in the lineup. Dmitry Kulikov is expected to return after a two-game suspension.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (13.0% - 32nd), Bruins (26.0% - 5th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (84.8% - 3rd), Bruins (81.9% - 7th)
  • Recent History vs. Panthers 
    • March 7, 2024 - Flyers 2, Panthers 1 (at FLA)
    • Feb. 6, 2024 - Flyers 2, Panthers 1 (FLA)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Panthers 
    • Cam Atkinson: 32 GP, 11 G, 10 A, 21 P
    • Travis Konecny: 18 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
    • Sean Couturier: 31 GP, 5 G, 7 A, 12 P
    • Sam Ersson: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .961 SV%
    • Felix Sandstrom: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 4.32 GAA, .889 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Sean Couturier needs four points to reach 500 for his career.

Where to Watch

  • TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.

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