(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers played four of their first five games against Western Conference opponents. This week, they get a heavy dose of the Eastern Conference for the first time.
First up is the Florida Panthers, a team that just barely missed the playoffs a season ago. Florida is still in search of their first win of the season entering Tuesday's contest, with losses in their first three games.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Florida Panthers||GP||G||A||P|
|Jake Voracek||5||2||6||8||Evgenii Dadonov||3||1||2||3|
|Claude Giroux||5||1||5||6||Vincent Trocheck||5||1||2||3|
|Wayne Simmonds||5||3||1||4||Aleksander Barkov||5||1||1||2|
|Radko Gudas||4||0||4||4||Jonathan Huberdeau||5||1||1||2|
|Scott Laughton||5||3||0||3||Keith Yandle||5||0||2||2|
|Player to Watch|
|93 Jake Voracek||16 Aleksander Barkov|
|Last 5 Games: 2 G, 6 A, 8 P, -1||Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, +2|
|37 Brian Elliott||39 Michael Hutchinson|
|1-3-0, 3.80 GAA, .883 SV%||0-0-0, -.-- GAA, -- SV%|
Brian Elliott is back between the pipes for his fifth start of the season. He was solid in the last start, making 20 saves, but suffered the tough 1-0 loss.
The Panthers have used James Reimer in the wake of Roberto Luongo's injury. Reimer has allowed eight goals in the last two games. Trying to change the end result, the Panthers will use Michael Hutchinson in goal for Tuesday's game. He makes his first start of the season.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, James van Riemsdyk, Michal Neuvirth
Scratches: Corban Knight, Andrew MacDonald
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|28 Claude Giroux||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||40 Jordan Weal||11 Travis Konecny|
|21 Scott Laughton||24 Mikhail Vorobyev||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|12 Michael Raffl||15 Jori Lehtera||22 Dale Weise|
|9 Ivan Provorov||53 Shayne Gostisbehere|
|8 Robert Hagg||26 Christian Folin|
|6 Travis Sanheim||3 Radko Gudas|
|37 Brian Elliott|
Christian Folin will get his second start as a Flyer, taking the place of Andrew MacDonald. While MacDonald is technically a healthy scratch, he came back from an injury with a six-week timetable very early and has struggled since, so that may still be a lingering thing. Corban Knight was activated on Tuesday and did take warmups, but sits out as a healthy scratch.
Panthers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Roberto Luongo, Derek MacKenzie
Scratches: Mike Matheson, Troy Brouwer
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|63 Evgenii Dadonov||16 Aleksander Barkov||27 Nick Bjugstad|
|11 Jonathan Huberdeau||21 Vincent Trocheck||62 Denis Malgin|
|72 Frank Vatrano||90 Jared McCann||68 Mike Hoffman|
|78 Maxim Mamin||91 Juho Lammikko||7 Colton Sceviour|
|3 Keith Yandle||5 Aaron Ekblad|
|13 Mark Pysyk||6 Alex Petrovic|
|55 Bogdan Kiselevich||52 MacKenzie Weegar|
|34 James Reimer|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-15th, T-10th at home), Panthers (T-29th, T-24th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (24th, T-18th at home), Panthers (26th, T-1st on road)
- Recent History vs. Panthers
- Oct. 17, 2017 - Flyers 5, Panthers 1 (at PHI)
- Dec. 28, 2017 - Panthers 3, Flyers 2 (at FLA)
- March 4, 2018 - Panthers 4, Flyers 1 (at FLA)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Panthers
- Travis Konecny - 5 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 7 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
- Claude Giroux - 34 GP, 7 G, 15 A, 22 P
- Brian Elliott - 10 GP, 6-3-0, 2.41 GAA, .919 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek needs two assists to pass John LeClair for 12th all-time in Flyers history.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 93.3 WMMR