Finally, the crazy travel is over and the Flyers can actually enjoy some time at home. Three of the next four games for the Flyers come on home ice.

It was a disappointing Western Canada trip for the Flyers, who posted an 0-2-1 record in three games, including back-to-back losses in Calgary and Edmonton earlier this week.

The Dallas Stars are the first opponent on the stretch of three of four games on home ice, and they come in having struggled so far this season with a 1-7-1 record, including five straight losses.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPDallas StarsGPGAP
Travis Konecny5347Roope Hintz9516
Oskar Lindblom5314Miro Heiskanen9235
Ivan Provorov5134Tyler Seguin9224
Sean Couturier5123Alexander Radulov9134
Jake Voracek5213Mattias Janmark9134
Player to Watch
14 Sean Couturier24 Roope Hintz
Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, -2Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, -5
The offensive production hasn't been there for a lot of Flyers early this season. Sean Couturier has just three points in the first five games, including just one goal, certainly not the start expected after back-to-back 30-goal seasons.
If there has been any Dallas player showing some consistency early, it has been forward Roope Hintz. Hintz has opened the season with the best production on the team so far, including a team-leading five goals in the first nine games.
Projected Goalie Matchup
79 Carter Hart30 Ben Bishop
3 GP, 2-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .938 SV%6 GP, 1-4-1, 2.83 GAA, .899 SV%

Carter Hart's homecoming in Edmonton did not go anywhere near as planned. Hart allowed four goals on 14 shots and was pulled in the second period of the 6-3 loss. Back on home ice, Hart goes right back between the pipes against Dallas.

If the Stars are going to get on track, they need to see better across the board, and that includes goaltending. Ben Bishop will start for Dallas on Saturday after getting the night off in Pittsburgh on Friday. Bishop has allowed three goals of more in four of his last five starts.

Flyers Projected Lineup

Injuries: Nolan Patrick

Scratches: Sam Morin

Left WingCenterRight Wing
28 Claude Giroux14 Sean Couturier11 Travis Konecny
23 Oskar Lindblom13 Kevin Hayes93 Jake Voracek
25 James van Riemsdyk21 Scott Laughton18 Tyler Pitlick
81 Carsen Twarynski12 Michael Raffl44 Chris Stewart
9 Ivan Provorov15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg53 Shayne Gostisbehere
79 Carter Hart37 Brian Elliott

Lineup Notes

With Connor Bunnaman being sent down to the Phantoms on Friday, it leaves 12 forwards on the roster. So Chris Stewart is back in the lineup on the fourth line. The defensive pairings were shuffled slightly, but the same six will play once again on Saturday.

Stars Projected Lineup

Injuries: Martin Hanzal, Blake Comeau, Roman Polak

Scratches: Rhett Gardner, Joel Hanley, Stephen Johns

Left WingCenterRight Wing
18 Jason Dickinson91 Tyler Seguin47 Alexander Radulov
14 Jamie Benn24 Roope Hintz10 Corey Perry
 13 Mattias Janmark12 Radek Faksa16 Joe Pavelski
11 Andrew Cogliano37 Justin Dowling 34 Denis Gurianov
23 Esa Lindell3 John Klingberg
5 Andrej Sekera4 Miro Heiskanen
2 Jamie Oleksiak42 Taylor Fedun
30 Ben Bishop35 Anton Khudobin

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (5th), Stars (T-29th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (21st), Stars (14th)
  • Recent History vs. Stars
    • Jan. 10, 2019 - Flyers 2, Stars 1 (at PHI)
    • April 2, 2019 - Stars 6, Flyers 2 (at DAL)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Stars
    • Shayne Gostisbehere - 7 GP, 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
    • Claude Giroux - 17 GP, 3 G, 12 A, 15 P
    • James van Riemsdyk - 17 GP, 6 G, 8 A, 14 P
    • Carter Hart - 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1.02 GAA, .974 SV%

Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic/97.3 ESPN

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

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