It's no secret that the Flyers have been playing outright incredible hockey over the month of February, and they were rewarded after Monday's win against Montreal with first place in the Metro Division.
Because of the idiosyncrasies involving the NHL's schedule, they've lost that along the way to Washington, but sit just one point away. They have a chance to reclaim first place tonight against Carolina, and with Washington out of commission until Saturday, it could last a bit longer.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Petr Mrazek's been dominant since joining his new squad, and picked up his first shutout with the Orange and Black on Monday, making 28 saves. Historically, he's been strong against the Hurricanes, going 6-1-0 with a 1.71 GAA coupled with a .951 save percentage.
Cagey veteran Cam Ward is expected to start for the Hurricanes. He allowed six goals on 39 shots in his last start on Feb. 23, a 6-1 loss to the Penguins.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Wayne Simmonds
Scratches: Matt Read, Johnny Oduya
Taylor Leier returns to the lineup, and will slot into the third line. Jordan Weal will be scratched in his place.
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Injuries: Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw, Ales Hemsky, Carey Price
Scratches: Logan Shaw, Mike Reilly
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