Flyers-Senators: Game 19 Preview
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.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Ottawa Senators||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||18||8||11||19||Jean-Gabriel Pageau||18||11||4||15|
|Oskar Lindblom||18||8||6||14||Connor Brown||18||2||12||14|
|Sean Couturier||18||5||8||13||Brady Tkachuk||16||6||5||11|
|Claude Giroux||18||5||8||13||Vladislav Namestnikov||19||6||5||11|
|Jake Voracek||18||4||9||13||Thomas Chabot||19||1||9||10|
|Player to Watch|
|11 Travis Konecny||44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, +4||Last 5 Games: 6 G, 0 A, 6 P, +5|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||31 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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|49 Joel Farabee||28 Claude Giroux||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||13 Kevin Hayes||81 Carsen Twarynski|
|18 Tyler Pitlick||12 Michael Raffl||10 Andy Andreoff|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Justin Braun|
|6 Travis Sanheim||5 Phil Myers|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|7 Brady Tkachuk||21 Logan Brown||10 Anthony Duclair|
|13 Nick Paul||44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau||28 Connor Brown|
|90 Vladislav Namestnikov||36 Colin White||63 Tyler Ennis|
|78 Filip Chlapik||71 Chris Tierney||9 Bobby Ryan|
|72 Thomas Chabot||22 Nikita Zaitsev|
|26 Erik Brannstrom||81 Ron Hainsey|
|74 Mark Borowiecki||2 Dylan DeMelo|
|31 Anders Nilsson||41 Craig Anderson|
- 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