Flyers-Red Wings Preview: Rematch in the Motor City
The Flyers took a two-game winning streak into the All-Star break, then returned with a disappointing showing against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss on home ice.
The two teams meet again on Saturday afternoon, this time in Detroit.
Game time is 12 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Detroit Red Wings||GP||G||A||P|
|Cam Atkinson||46||17||19||36||Dylan Larkin||43||24||22||46|
|Claude Giroux||43||15||21||36||Tyler Bertuzzi||40||22||19||41|
|Travis Konecny||44||8||18||26||Lucas Raymond||48||12||25||37|
|Scott Laughton||43||8||11||19||Moritz Seider||48||4||27||31|
|James van Riemsdyk||46||11||7||18||Robby Fabbri||46||13||11||24|
Claude Giroux had an assist in the loss on Wednesday in his return from taking home All-Star Game MVP. As he approaches his 1,000th NHL game and 900 career points, he certainly has a chance to make what could be his final weeks in Philadelphia memorable.
Dylan Larkin picked up where he left off before the break with a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win. Larkin has four goals in his last five games.
Carter Hart gets back in goal for the Flyers. Hart allowed five goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's game, including a couple goals he would like back. He'll be looking to bounce back in this one.
Alex Nedeljkovic is expected in goal for the Red Wings. Nedeljkovic made 21 saves on 24 shots in the win on Wednesday.
Flyers Scratches: Sean Couturier (injury), Ryan Ellis (injury), Nate Thompson (injury), Kevin Hayes (injury), Patrick Brown (injury), Joel Farabee (injury), Wade Allison (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Jackson Cates (healthy)
Red Wings Scratches: Filip Hronek (COVID protocol), Mitchell Stephens (injury), Carter Rowney (injury), Nick Leddy (injury), Calvin Pickard (healthy)
- Flyers: Rasmus Ristolainen will miss the game with an injury. Kevin Connauton returns to the lineup to take his place. Jackson Cates was also recalled on an emergency basis on Friday, so there's a chance another forward will have to exit the lineup.
- Red Wings: Filip Hronek was placed in COVID protocol on Thursday. Troy Stecher could make his return to the blue line, but that remains to be seen until closer to game time.
- Power Play: Flyers (30th), Red Wings (26th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (21st), Red Wings (19th)
- Recent History vs. Red Wings
- Feb. 9, 2022 - Red Wings 6, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Red Wings
- Claude Giroux - 26 GP, 7 G, 20 A, 27 P
- Cam Atkinson - 36 GP, 17 G, 12 A, 29 P
- Oskar Lindblom - 6 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P
- Carter Hart - 4 GP, 4-1-0, 2.82 GAA, .915 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Travis Sanheim will play in his 300th NHL game today.
- Derick Brassard needs two goals to reach 200 for his career.
- Claude Giroux needs six points to reach 900 for his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN and Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.