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.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Carolina Hurricanes||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||63||22||52||74||Teuvo Teravainen||63||16||33||49|
|Jake Voracek||63||13||56||69||Sebastian Aho||59||22||26||48|
|Sean Couturier||63||29||32||61||Jeff Skinner||63||20||18||38|
|Shayne Gostisbehere||59||10||40||50||Justin Williams||63||10||28||38|
|Wayne Simmonds||60||20||17||37||Jordan Staal||60||14||20||34|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||86 Teuvo Teravainen|
|Last 5 Games: 3 G, 5 A, 8 P, +6||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, +1|
|34 Petr Mrazek||30 Cam Ward|
|11-7-3, 2.68 GAA, .914 SV%||17-9-4, 2.71 GAA, .90 SV%|
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
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Sean Couturier||11 Travis Konecny|
|54 Oskar Lindblom||19 Nolan Patrick||93 Jake Voracek|
|20 Taylor Leier||21 Scott Laughton||12 Michael Raffl|
|15 Jori Lehtera||51 Valtteri Filppula||22 Dale Weise|
|9 Ivan Provorov||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|8 Robert Hagg||47 Andrew MacDonald|
|23 Brandon Manning||3 Radko Gudas|
|34 Petr Mrazek|
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
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Brock McGinn||11 Jordan Staal||14 Justin Williams|
|20 Sebastian Aho||28 Elias Lindholm||86 Teuvo Teravainen|
|53 Jeff Skinner||71 Lukas Wallmark||34 Phillip Di Giuseppe|
|49 Victor Rask||42 Byron Froese||43 Daniel Carr|
|74 Jaccob Slavin||27 Justin Faulk|
|4 Haydn Fleury||22 Brett Pesce|
|5 Noah Hanifin||57 Trevor van Riemsdyk|
|30 Cam Ward|
- Power Play: Flyers (11th, 19th at home), Hurricanes (20th, 20th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (29th, 29th at home), Hurricanes (21st, 18th on road)
- Recent History vs. Hurricanes
- Feb. 6, 2018 - Flyers 2, Hurricanes 1 (F/OT) (at CAR)
- April 9, 2017 - Hurricanes 4, Flyers 3 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- March 19, 2017 - Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- Milestone Watch
- Sean Couturier remains one goal away from 100 in his career
- Claude Giroux is two points away from passing Tim Kerr for 6th all-time in Flyers history.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR