Tuesday night was a night to get back to a sense of normalcy. The Flyers got to see their teammate, now in a completely different kind of battle, and returned to the win column with a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. It was the perfect time to come home.

The Flyers remain on home ice for their next game, a Thursday night matchup against the Buffalo Sabres.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPBuffalo SabresGPGAP
Travis Konecny31111829Jack Eichel35242650
Sean Couturier3491726Victor Olofsson35141832
Claude Giroux34111324Sam Reinhart35121628
Jake Voracek3471623Rasmus Dahlin2721820
Ivan Provorov 3471421Jeff Skinner3511718
Player to Watch
11 Travis Konecny9 Jack Eichel
Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, +4Last 5 Games: 6 G, 3 A, 9 P, +4
Travis Konecny made his return on Tuesday after missing three games, and while he may not have had the benefit of going through a full practice with the team, he certainly looked like himself. Dating back to before the injury, Konecny has three goals and five points in the last five games and he looks to play a big part in keeping the Flyers rolling.
Jack Eichel is on quite the hot streak. The Buffalo captain is currently on a 17-game points streak, posting 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points in that time. In eight games in the month of December, Eichel has eight goals and 15 points and in the last four games has scored six goals and picked up eight points. At this rate, good luck keeping him off the scoresheet.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart40 Carter Hutton
23 GP, 11-7-3, 2.40 GAA, .912 SV%15 GP, 6-5-4, 3.05 GAA, .901 SV%

Carter Hart had his strongest game of the season on Tuesday, making 40 saves on 41 shots against the Ducks. Hart will get another start on Thursday night against Buffalo.

Carter Hutton started off the season with great numbers, but has since lost his spot as the top netminder. Hutton will get the start on Thursday though, for one to give Linus Ullmark a break after five straight starts. Hutton also has strong career numbers against the Flyers with a 4-1-0 record with a 2.36 GAA.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Scott Laughton (groin, day-to-day), Michael Raffl (broken finger, out 4 weeks from Dec. 3), Nolan Patrick (migrane disorder, out indefinitely), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing's sarcoma, out for season)

Scratches: Robert Hagg (healthy), Chris Stewart (healthy), Joel Farabee (suspension)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
72 David Kase48 Morgan Frost93 Jake Voracek
10 Andy Andreoff24 Mikhail Vorobyev18 Tyler Pitlick
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere5 Phil Myers
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

Tyler Pitlick returns to the lineup, moving back onto the fourth line. Chris Stewart will come out of the lineup. Phil Myers also returns to the lineup with Robert Hagg coming out. The rest of the lineup remains the same as Tuesday.

Sabres Projected Lineup

Injuries: Matt Hunwick, Tage Thompson, Vladimir Sobotka

Scratches: Zach Bogosian, Henri Jokiharju

Left WingCenterRight Wing
68 Victor Olofsson9 Jack Eichel23 Sam Reinhart
13 Jimmy Vesey90 Marcus Johansson74 Rasmus Asplund
53 Jeff Skinner71 Evan Rodrigues43 Conor Sheary
28 Zemgus Girgensons22 Johan Larsson21 Kyle Okposo
19 Jake McCabe55 Rasmus Ristolainen
6 Marco Scandella26 Rasmus Dahlin
33 Colin Miller62 Brandon Montour
40 Carter Hutton35 Linus Ullmark

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (19th), Sabres (15th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (8th), Sabres (28th)
  • Recent History vs. Sabres
    • Nov. 21, 2018 - Sabres 5, Flyers 2 (at BUF)
    • Dec. 8, 2018 - Flyers 6, Sabres 2 (at BUF)
    • Feb. 26, 2019 - Flyers 5, Sabres 2 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Sabres
    • Claude Giroux - 36 GP, 8 G, 29 A, 37 P
    • Jake Voracek - 29 GP, 4 G, 17 A, 21 P
    • Travis Konecny - 9 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 35 GP, 15 G, 7 A, 22 P
    • Sean Couturier - 21 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 P
  • Milestone Watch
    • Shayne Gostisbehere needs two points to reach 200 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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

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