(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly)
By Bill Minchin, Sports Talk Philly writer
The Philadelphia Flyers (26-20-7) look to rebound from a tough 1-0 overtime loss on Saturday as the host the St. Louis Blues (30-14-7) tonight. This is the second and final meeting between the two teams. Opening face off is scheduled for 7:00pm.
St. Louis is coming off a costly 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Robby Fabbri was lost for the season with an ACL injury in the game. Fabbri led the Blues victory with a hat trick in their meeting with Philadelphia earlier this season.
Travis Konecny is back in the lineup tonight after spending the last two games in the press box as a healthy scratch. Admittedly, Konecny did not have a good game in Carolina last week. Neither did the rest of the team. Mistakes will happen with veteran players and even more so with rookies. There were plenty of other players who could have just as easily been scratched after that game but Konecny somehow became the odd man out. It will be interesting to see how the youngster responds.
34 Jake Allen
Michal Neuvirth gets the start again for Philadelphia, and he earned it. Neuvirth was outstanding on Saturday against the Kings. If not for his efforts the game does not end up getting to overtime. Numerous times Neuvirth bailed out his teammates after turnovers or breakdowns.
Jake Allen will look to bounce back after allowing three goals on thirty shots in Saturday's loss. Being the number one goalie has proved to be a little too much for Allen at times this season. At times he has been outplayed by backup Carter Hutton.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Scratches: Matt Read, Shayne Gostisbehere, Micheal Del Zotto
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