The last time the Flyers met the Senators, it was a spirited and physical game that featured a late Flyers goal to lift them to victory. Some bad blood between the two teams surfaced late, setting the tone for the next meeting.

The rematch two weeks later has been highly anticipated, as the Flyers hit the road to face the Senators for the final time this season.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPOttawa SenatorsGPGAP
Travis Konecny32112132Anthony Duclair3620828
Sean Couturier3591928Jean-Gabriel Pageau36161026
Claude Giroux35111324Thomas Chabot3631922
Jake Voracek3571724Brady Tkachuk3612921
Ivan Provorov 3581422Connor Brown3661521
Player to Watch
25 James van Riemsdyk10 Anthony Duclair
Last 5 Games: 4 G, 1 A, 5 P, +1Last 5 Games: 5 G, 1 A, 6 P, -2
James van Riemsdyk has been the hottest Flyer of late. He scored twice in Thursday win over Buffalo and has four goals in the last five games and six goals since Nov. 29. With van Riemsdyk elevated to a higher role, he has started to get some bounces going his way and picking up the production.
Two weeks ago, Anthony Duclair scored two goals against the Flyers. In the six games since then, Duclair has added seven goals in six games and a total of nine points in that time.
Projected Goalie Matchup
37 Brian Elliott35 Marcus Hogberg
16 GP, 7-4-2, 2.96 GAA, .904 SV%4 GP, 1-1-1, 2.93 GAA, .906 SV%

Brian Elliott gets the start for the Flyers on Saturday night in Ottawa. Elliott suffered the loss against the Jets last Sunday, allowing six goals on 17 shots before being pulled for the start of the third period. Elliott has lost both starts in the month of December after closing November on a three-game winning streak.

Marcus Hogberg gets another start in goal after picking up his first career win against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, making 33 saves on 37 shots in the process. This is the third different goalie the Flyers will face against the Senators this season. Craig Anderson, who exited the last meeting two weeks ago with injury, is close to returning and will serve as the backup. Anders Nilsson is now out with injury. He defeated the Flyers on Nov. 15.

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), Joel Farabee (suspension)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk13 Kevin Hayes62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
10 Andy Andreoff48 Morgan Frost93 Jake Voracek
18 Tyler Pitlick24 Mikhail Vorobyev44 Chris Stewart
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
53 Shayne Gostisbehere5 Phil Myers
37 Brian Elliott79 Carter Hart

Lineup Notes

Chris Stewart re-enters the lineup, largely in light of how the last meeting between the two teams went. David Kase was sent down to the Phantoms on Friday. The rest of the lineup projects to remain the same, but both Matt Niskanen and Phil Myers will be game-time decisions due to illness, so there could be other changes coming if one or both is not able to play.

Senators Projected Lineup

Injuries: Ron Hainsey, Nikita Zaitsev, Dylan DeMelo, Scott Sabourin, Marian Gaborik

Scratches: Mikkel Boedker

Left WingCenterRight Wing
7 Brady Tkachuk44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau28 Connor Brown
13 Nick Paul71 Chris Tierney10 Anthony Duclair
90 Vladislav Namestnikov51 Artem Anisimov63 Tyler Ennis
21 Logan Brown64 J.C. Beaudin36 Colin White
72 Thomas Chabot29 Cody Goloubef
74 Mark Borowiecki26 Erik Brannstrom
58 Maxime Lajoie39 Andreas Englund
35 Marcus Hogberg41 Craig Anderson

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (16th), Senators (31st)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (11th), Senators (12th)
  • Recent History vs. Senators
    • Nov. 15, 2019 - Senators 2, Flyers 1 (at OTT)
    • Dec. 7, 2019 - Flyers 4, Senators 3 (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Senators
    • Jake Voracek - 29 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 37 GP, 14 G, 16 A, 30 P
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 14 GP, 2 G, 8 A, 10 P
    • Sean Couturier - 26 GP, 9 G, 9 A, 18 P
    • Brian Elliott - 8 GP, 5-0-2, 1.94 GAA, .931 SV%
    • Carter Hart - 2 GP, 1-1-0, 2.59 GAA, .898 SV%
  • Milestone Watch
    • Shayne Gostisbehere needs two points to reach 200 for his career.

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Radio: 93.3 WMMR

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