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There really hasn't been much to be thankful about the Flyers lately. It's been over two weeks since the team last won a game and each loss is becoming increasingly frustrating.
The Flyers losing streak hit six games with an overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday. The two teams face off again in the Flyers annual Black Friday home game.
Game time is set for 4 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||New York Islanders||GP||G||A||P|
|Jake Voracek||22||7||20||27||Josh Bailey||21||5||21||26|
|Claude Giroux||22||9||14||23||John Tavares||21||15||10||25|
|Sean Couturier||22||12||11||23||Anders Lee||21||11||11||22|
|Shayne Gostisbehere||19||1||15||16||Mathew Barzal||21||5||15||20|
|Wayne Simmonds||22||6||7||13||Nick Leddy||21||5||12||17|
|Player to Watch|
|70 Danick Martel||91 John Tavares|
|Last 5 Games: 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, E||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 4 A, 7 P, +1|
|37 Brian Elliott||1 Thomas Greiss|
|6-5-4, 2.72 GAA, .908 SV%||7-2-2, 3.30 GAA, .906 SV%|
It's Brian Elliott's net for now. After entering in relief on Tuesday for Michal Neuvirth, Elliott got the start on Wednesday and made 35 saves in the Flyers overtime defeat and made several big saves just to get it to overtime. He'll get another start on Friday.
Thomas Greiss figures to be back in goal after making 35 saves in the Islanders overtime win against the Flyers on Wednesday. Greiss is on a bit of a hot streak, with the Islanders winning his last four starts. He has allowed 12 goals in that time, but has also faced a lot of shots, making 134 saves on 146 shots in that time. Greiss is also 4-2-2 with a 2.81 GAA in his career against the Flyers.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Andrew MacDonald (lower-body)
Scratches: Radko Gudas, Jori Lehtera, Dale Weise
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|12 Michael Raffl||51 Valtteri Filppula||11 Travis Konecny|
|70 Danick Martel||19 Nolan Patrick||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|20 Taylor Leier||21 Scott Laughton||40 Jordan Weal|
|9 Ivan Provorov||8 Robert Hagg|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||5 Sam Morin|
|6 Travis Sanheim||23 Brandon Manning|
|37 Brian Elliott|
With Andrew MacDonald still not ready to return to the lineup, the Flyers will use the same lineup as Wednesday night, including recent callups Sam Morin and Danick Martel.
Islanders Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nikolay Kulemin
Scratches: Shane Prince, Alan Quine, Thomas Hickey, Ryan Pulock
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|27 Anders Lee||91 John Tavares||12 Josh Bailey|
|16 Andrew Ladd||13 Mathew Barzal||7 Jordan Eberle|
|29 Brock Nelson||72 Anthony Beauvillier||66 Josh Ho-Sang|
|25 Jason Chimera||53 Casey Cizikas||15 Cal Clutterbuck|
|2 Nick Leddy||55 Johnny Boychuk|
|44 Calvin de Haan||50 Adam Pelech|
|4 Dennis Seidenberg||42 Scott Mayfield|
|1 Thomas Greiss|
- Power Play: Flyers (17th, T-19th at home), Islanders (T-11th, 15th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (28th, 27th at home), Islanders (17th, 15th on road)
- Recent History vs. Islanders
- Nov. 22, 2017 - Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (OT)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Islanders
- Claude Giroux - 42 GP, 15 G, 28 A, 43 P
- Jake Voracek - 33 GP, 5 G, 19 A, 24 P
- Valtteri Filppula - 18 GP, 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
- Brian Elliott - 12 GP, 5-1-5, 2.50 GAA
- Milestone Watch
- Claude Giroux needs one point to reach 600 for his career and three points to pass Rod Brind'Amour for 8th on the Flyers all-time list.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic