Flyers-Penguins: Game 11 Preview
The Flyers three-game winning streak was snapped by the Islanders on Sunday night in a game that was more lopsided than the score indicated. The 5-3 loss wasn't pretty, especially following a dramatic win the night before.
The Flyers have had their share of dramatic finishes against Tuesday night's opponent of late. Last season, the Flyers won their first two games against the Penguins in overtime, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to win the 2019 Stadium Series in Philadelphia in overtime, 4-3, and scoring a goal in the final minute of the third period to tie the game before winning in the final seconds of overtime, 2-1, in Pittsburgh just a couple weeks later.
The two teams meet for the first time in the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Pittsburgh Penguins||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||10||6||7||13||Sidney Crosby||12||4||10||14|
|Jake Voracek||10||4||5||9||Jake Guentzel||12||6||6||12|
|Oskar Lindblom||10||5||2||7||Kris Letang||12||4||6||10|
|Kevin Hayes||10||4||3||7||Patric Hornqvist||12||5||4||9|
|Claude Giroux||10||2||5||7||Brandon Tanev||12||3||3||6|
|Player to Watch|
|11 Travis Konecny||87 Sidney Crosby|
|Last 5 Games: 3 G, 3 A, 6 P, -4||Last 5 Games: 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, -1|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|37 Brian Elliott||30 Matt Murray|
|6 GP, 3-1-0, 2.28 GAA, .926 SV%||9 GP, 6-3-0, 2.33 GAA, .918 SV%|
Brian Elliott got the win on Saturday despite allowing four goals on 26 shots. He entered in relief of Carter Hart on Sunday and stopped all 19 shots by the Islanders the rest of the way. He gets another start on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Matt Murray had his best start of the season on Saturday when he made 25 saves on his way to a shutout against Dallas. Murray has won five of his last six starts, allowing two goals or less in four of them. Murray has a career 4-2-2 record and 2.76 GAA in 11 games.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton
Scratches: Sam Morin
|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|
|18 Tyler Pitlick||24 Mikhail Vorobyev||44 Chris Stewart|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|6 Travis Sanheim||61 Justin Braun|
|8 Robert Hagg||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|37 Brian Elliott||79 Carter Hart|
Robert Hagg returns for Sam Morin in the lineup for Tuesday as the only change to the lineup.
Penguins Projected Lineup
Injuries: Evgeni Malkin
Scratches: Sam Lafferty, Juuso Riikola, Chad Ruhwedel
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|59 Jake Guentzel||87 Sidney Crosby||12 Dominik Simon|
|18 Alex Galchenyuk||27 Nick Bjugstad||72 Patric Hornqvist|
|24 Dominik Kahun||19 Jared McCann||17 Bryan Rust|
|46 Zach Aston-Reese||53 Teddy Blueger||13 Brandon Tanev|
|8 Brian Dumoulin||58 Kris Letang|
|28 Marcus Pettersson||4 Justin Schultz|
|3 Jack Johnson||6 John Marino|
|30 Matt Murray||35 Tristan Jarry|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-5th), Penguins (21st)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (T-9th), Penguins (12th)
- Recent History vs. Penguins
- Dec. 1, 2018 - Flyers 4, Penguins 2 (at PIT)
- Feb. 11, 2019 - Penguins 4, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- Feb. 23, 2019 - Flyers 4, Penguins 3 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- March 17, 2019 - Flyers 2, Penguins 1 (F/OT) (at PIT)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Penguins
- Claude Giroux - 48 GP, 16 G, 34 A, 50 P
- Jake Voracek - 40 GP, 21 G, 20 A, 41 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 16 GP, 3 G, 11 A, 14 P
- Brian Elliott - 14 GP, 8-3-2, 2.88 GAA, .919 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