Flyers-Stars: Game 6 Preview
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.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Dallas Stars||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||5||3||4||7||Roope Hintz||9||5||1||6|
|Oskar Lindblom||5||3||1||4||Miro Heiskanen||9||2||3||5|
|Ivan Provorov||5||1||3||4||Tyler Seguin||9||2||2||4|
|Sean Couturier||5||1||2||3||Alexander Radulov||9||1||3||4|
|Jake Voracek||5||2||1||3||Mattias Janmark||9||1||3||4|
|Player to Watch|
|14 Sean Couturier||24 Roope Hintz|
|Last 5 Games: 1 G, 2 A, 3 P, -2||Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, -5|
|Projected Goalie Matchup|
|79 Carter Hart||30 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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||13 Kevin Hayes||93 Jake Voracek|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||21 Scott Laughton||18 Tyler Pitlick|
|81 Carsen Twarynski||12 Michael Raffl||44 Chris Stewart|
|9 Ivan Provorov||15 Matt Niskanen|
|6 Travis Sanheim||61 Justin Braun|
|8 Robert Hagg||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|79 Carter Hart||37 Brian Elliott|
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 Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|18 Jason Dickinson||91 Tyler Seguin||47 Alexander Radulov|
|14 Jamie Benn||24 Roope Hintz||10 Corey Perry|
|13 Mattias Janmark||12 Radek Faksa||16 Joe Pavelski|
|11 Andrew Cogliano||37 Justin Dowling||34 Denis Gurianov|
|23 Esa Lindell||3 John Klingberg|
|5 Andrej Sekera||4 Miro Heiskanen|
|2 Jamie Oleksiak||42 Taylor Fedun|
|30 Ben Bishop||35 Anton Khudobin|
- 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 SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.