(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers first two games out of the holiday break have come with late-game disappointment. First, there was an overtime loss in Tampa after a frantic comeback effort, then after holding Florida off the board for 53 minutes, surrendered two late goals to spoil Carter Hart's best game in goal in his young career.
The Flyers look to get back on track, closing out 2018 with a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Game time is at 6 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Carolina Hurricanes||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||37||13||31||44||Sebastian Aho||37||15||24||39|
|Jake Voracek||37||9||20||29||Teuvo Teravainen||37||8||21||29|
|Sean Couturier||35||14||14||28||Justin Williams||37||7||13||20|
|Travis Konecny||37||9||12||21||Andrei Svechnikov||37||10||8||18|
|Wayne Simmonds||37||11||5||16||Micheal Ferland||30||11||6||17|
|Player to Watch|
|11 Travis Konecny||20 Sebastian Aho|
|Last 5 Games: 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, +1||Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, +3|
|79 Carter Hart||34 Petr Mrazek|
|4 GP, 2-2-0, 2.28 GAA, .917 SV%||16 GP, 6-8-2, 2.59 GAA, .901 SV%|
Carter Hart was on the wrong end of the decision on Saturday night despite making 34 saves on 36 shots, his highest total in four NHL games so far. Hart gets right back between the pipes in Carolina.
Former Flyer goalie Petr Mrazek is expected to get the call in goal for Carolina. It's been an up and down season for him. In some games, he has dominated and held the opposition completely off the board. In others, he has struggled mightily to make the big save when needed. The Flyers should have some familiarity with him from last season's brief stint in the Orange and Black.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, Anthony Stolarz, Corban Knight
Scratches: Jori Lehtera, Christian Folin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||11 Travis Konecny|
|17 Wayne Simmonds||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|21 Scott Laughton||40 Jordan Weal||12 Michael Raffl|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||44 Phil Varone||22 Dale Weise|
|9 Ivan Provorov||6 Travis Sanheim|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||8 Robert Hagg|
|47 Andrew MacDonald||3 Radko Gudas|
|79 Carter Hart|
No changes are expected to the Flyers lineup for Monday's game.
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Injuries: Jordan Staal
Scratches: Phillip Di Guiseppe, Haydn Fleury,
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Brock McGinn||20 Sebastian Aho||86 Teuvo Teravainen|
|79 Micheal Ferland||64 Clark Bishop||14 Justin Williams|
|37 Andrei Svechnikov||71 Lucas Wallmark||48 Jordan Martinook|
|59 Janne Kuokkanen||49 Victor Rask||13 Warren Foegele|
|74 Jaccob Slavin||22 Brett Pesce|
|44 Calvin de Haan||27 Justin Faulk|
|57 Trevor van Riemsdyk||19 Dougie Hamilton|
|34 Petr Mrazek|
- Power Play: Flyers (31st, T-27th on road), Hurricanes (28th, T-23rd at home)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (29th, 30th on road), Hurricanes (11th, 22nd at home)
- Recent History vs. Hurricanes
- Feb. 6, 2018 - Flyers 2, Hurricanes 1 (F/OT) (at CAR)
- March 1, 2018 - Hurricanes 4, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
- March 17, 2018 - Flyers 4, Hurricanes 2 (at CAR)
- April 5, 2018 - Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Hurricanes
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 13 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 P
- Claude Giroux - 36 GP, 9 G, 23 A, 32 P
- Wayne Simmonds - 28 GP, 12 G, 12 A, 24 P
- Milestone Watch
- Wayne Simmonds needs two goals to reach 200 as a Flyer.
- Simmonds is also playing in his 800th NHL game tonight.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic