The Flyers have played their last six games against teams in playoff position, starting with Toronto on Nov. 2 and facing off against Carolina, Montreal, Toronto again, Boston and Washington. They have a 4-0-2 record in the six games. With the addition of a shootout win on Nov. 1 against New Jersey, the Flyers have started off November with a 5-0-2 record and seven-game points streak.

The Flyers do have another test coming on Saturday night at home, but first have to hit the road on Friday and avoid a classic trap game scenario. The Ottawa Senators await the Flyers.

Ottawa is 7-10-1 through 18 games, but has been an especially competitive team in the last few games. The Senators have won four of their last six games, including their last game on Wednesday against New Jersey.

Game time is at 7:30 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPOttawa SenatorsGPGAP
Travis Konecny1881119Jean-Gabriel Pageau1811415
Oskar Lindblom188614Connor Brown1821214
Sean Couturier185813Brady Tkachuk166511
Claude Giroux185813Vladislav Namestnikov196511
Jake Voracek 184913Thomas Chabot191910
Player to Watch
11 Travis Konecny44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +4Last 5 Games: 6 G, 0 A, 6 P, +5
Wednesday's game against Washington was just the fourth time this season that Travis Konecny was held without a point, snapping a four-game points streak. His line continues to be the most consistent and had a few scoring chances against the Capitals and should be a threat against the Senators.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been the scoring machine on the Senators. Pegeau posted a hat trick on Wednesday against the Devils and has eight goals in the last six games.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart31 Anders Nilsson
12 GP, 6-3-2, 2.53 GAA, .904 SV%9 GP, 4-4-1, 2.98 GAA, .921 SV%

Carter Hart was stellar in Wednesday's game against Washington, making 35 saves before falling in the shootout. Hart has certainly found his game of late and the Flyers will roll with the hot hand on Friday in Ottawa.

Anders Nilsson was on a three-game winning streak before allowing four goals on 19 shots to Carolina on Monday and being pulled. His three starts prior as part of the winning streak were excellent, including a 38-save win over Carolina last Saturday.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton

Scratches: Chris Stewart, Robert Hagg

Left WingCenterRight Wing
49 Joel Farabee28 Claude Giroux93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes81 Carsen Twarynski
18 Tyler Pitlick12 Michael Raffl10 Andy Andreoff
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
53 Shayne Gostisbehere61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim5 Phil Myers
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

The Flyers shuffled lines around during Wednesday's game, but no changes to the lineup are expected ahead of Friday's game.

Senators Projected Lineup

Injuries: Artem Anisimov, Scott Sabourin, Jonathan Davidsson, Rudolfs Balcers

Scratches: Mikkel Boedker, Cody Goloubef

Left WingCenterRight Wing
7 Brady Tkachuk21 Logan Brown10 Anthony Duclair
13 Nick Paul44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau28 Connor Brown
90 Vladislav Namestnikov36 Colin White63 Tyler Ennis
78 Filip Chlapik71 Chris Tierney 9 Bobby Ryan
72 Thomas Chabot22 Nikita Zaitsev
26 Erik Brannstrom81 Ron Hainsey
74 Mark Borowiecki2 Dylan DeMelo
31 Anders Nilsson41 Craig Anderson

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-12th), Senators (31st)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (5th), Senators (16th)
  • Recent History vs. Senators
    • Oct. 10, 2018 - Flyers 7, Senators 4 (at OTT)
    • Nov. 27, 2018 - Senators 4, Flyers 3 (at PHI)
    • March 11, 2019 - Flyers 3, Senators 2 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Senators
    • Jake Voracek - 27 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 35 GP, 14 G, 14 A, 28 P
    • Sean Couturier - 24 GP, 9 G, 9 A, 18 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 12 GP, 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
    • Claude Giroux - 36 GP, 8 G, 17 A, 25 P
  • Milestone Watch
    • Matt Niskanen is playing in his 900th NHL game tonight.
    • Kevin Hayes is playing in his 400th NHL game tonight.
    • Tyler Pitlick is playing in his 200th NHL game tonight.
    • 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: 93.3 WMMR

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

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