The Thanksgiving holiday is in the rear-view mirror. If not for a late breakdown, the Flyers could have been celebrating the end of a seven-game losing streak going into the NHL's off day for Thanksgiving. Instead, the Capitals tied the game, then won in overtime to extend that streak to eight.

That brings us to this weekend, where the Flyers are staring another double-digit losing streak right in the face. The Pittsburgh Penguins are in town for the annual Black Friday game.

It wasn't long ago that the Penguins had a streak like this, losing seven straight games after a 4-0-1 start to the season. But since then, they have won six of their last eight games, including four in a row entering Friday.

Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPPittsburgh PenguinsGPGAP
Travis Konecny1771219Sidney Crosby20101727
Kevin Hayes2051419Evgeni Malkin2081220
Joel Farabee204913Jake Guentzel1610818
Owen Tippett156410Jason Zucker1851015
Tony DeAngelo203710Rickard Rakell208513

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Owen Tippett has been among the Flyers most productive players of late. Three goals in the last five games have boosted him to six on the season, second on the team.

Sidney Crosby has been a production machine of late. Prior to a shootout win against Calgary on Wednesday, Crosby had 11 points in his previous four games, including two four-point games. In 20 games this season, Crosby has seven multi-point games.

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Carter Hart is expected to get back in goal. Hart made 25 saves on 28 shots in the loss to the Flames on Monday night before getting a break in the Flyers last game on Wednesday. Hart enters on a personal six-game losing streak.

Tristan Jarry is expected to start for the Penguins. Jarry made 33 saves on 34 shots in the win over the Flames on Wednesday to follow up a 32-save shutout against Winnipeg last Saturday. Jarry is on a three-game winning streak of his own entering the game.

Projected Lineups

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Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Cam Atkinson (injury), James van Riemsdyk (injury), Wade Allison (injury), Travis Konecny (injury), Scott Laughton (injury), Max Willman (healthy)

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Penguins Scratches: Kasperi Kapanen (healthy), Chad Ruhwedel (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: No changes are expected to the lineup from Wednesday's game.
  • Penguins: Pittsburgh is expected to use the same lineup from their win on Wednesday.

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (29th), Penguins (26th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (26th), Penguins (13th)
  • Recent History vs. Penguins
    • April 24, 2022 - Flyers 4, Penguins 1 (at PHI)
    • Feb. 15, 2022 - Penguins 5, Flyers 4 (F/OT) (at PIT)
    • Jan. 6, 2022 - Penguins 6, Flyers 2 (at PHI)
    • Nov. 4, 2021 - Penguins 3, Flyers 2 (F/OT) (at PIT)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Penguins
    • Kevin Hayes: 30 GP, 7 G, 9 A, 16 P
    • Joel Farabee: 13 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
    • Justin Braun: 27 GP, 4 G, 2 A, 6 P
    • Carter Hart: 10 GP, 4-3-2, 3.18 GAA, .902 SV%

Where to Watch
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network

Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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