Flyers-Stars Preview: Deep in the Heart
The Flyers first week on home ice in the 2023-24 regular season produced two wins in rather convincing fashion. On Saturday night, a quick two-game road trip to face the two teams that met in the Western Conference Final last season begins.
The Dallas Stars play host to the Flyers on Saturday night, looking to continue a solid start to their season.
Game time is 8 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Dallas Stars||GP||G||A||P|
|Travis Konecny||4||3||2||5||Joe Pavelski||3||2||1||3|
|Sean Couturier||4||1||3||4||Miro Heiskanen||3||1||2||3|
|Cam Atkinson||4||3||0||3||Roope Hintz||2||1||1||2|
|Scott Laughton||4||0||3||3||Tyler Seguin||3||0||2||2|
|Travis Sanheim||4||0||3||3||Jamie Benn||3||1||0||1|
Cam Atkinson continued his hot start to the season with two goals in Thursday's win. He is tied for the team lead in goals through four games.
Roope Hintz has only played in two games so far this season, but has continued to show the solid two-way ability that he has with a goal and an assist and strong defensive play.
Sam Ersson gets the start for the Flyers and makes his season debut. Ersson appeared in 12 games last season and had six wins with a 3.07 GAA.
Scott Wedgewood gets the start for Dallas. Wedgewood is also making his season debut after appearing in 21 games last season with nine wins and a 2.72 GAA.
Flyers Scratches: Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Marc Staal (injury), Morgan Frost (healthy), Carter Hart (healthy)
Stars Scratches: Joel Hanley (healthy), Sam Steel (healthy)
- Flyers: Marc Staal will be out "weeks" according to John Tortorella after suffering an injury in Thursday's win. Egor Zamula comes back into the lineup with Rasmus Ristolainen remaining out. Morgan Frost is a healthy scratch for the third straight game. Felix Sandstrom will serve as the backup.
- Stars: No lineup changes for the Stars following their win over Anaheim on Thursday.
- Power Play: Flyers (5.9% - 28th), Stars (18.2% - 18th)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (78.6% - 16th), Stars (100.0% - 1st)
- Recent History vs. Stars
- Apr. 6, 2023: Stars 4, Flyers 1 (at DAL)
- Nov. 13, 2022: Stars 5, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Stars
- Cam Atkinson: 23 GP, 6 G, 5 A, 11 P
- Travis Konecny: 11 GP, 3 G, 3 A, 6 P
- Owen Tippett: 7 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 6 P
- Carter Hart: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 2.54 GAA, .915 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Nick Deslauriers needs three assists to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
- TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network
Kevin Durso is Flyers insider for 97.3 ESPN. Follow him on social media @Kevin_Durso.
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