(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers suffered their first setback under Scott Gordon on Saturday night despite a solid effort and a lot of chances generated.
The team has one game left before getting a three-day break for the holidays. They travel to take on the New York Rangers.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||New York Rangers||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||34||12||30||42||Mika Zibanejad||34||11||19||30|
|Jake Voracek||34||9||18||27||Kevin Hayes||34||10||19||29|
|Sean Couturier||32||14||12||26||Chris Kreider||34||16||8||24|
|Travis Konecny||34||9||12||21||Jimmy Vesey||34||9||10||19|
|Wayne Simmonds||34||10||5||15||Neal Pionk||32||5||14||19|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||13 Kevin Hayes|
|Last 5 Games: 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, -3||Last 5 Games: 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, -2|
|30 Michal Neuvirth||30 Henrik Lundqvist|
|2 GP, 0-2-0, 6.14 GAA, .719 SV%||25 GP, 10-9-5, 2.87 GAA, .914 SV%|
Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start on the back end of a back-to-back against the Rangers. Neuvirth really struggled in his first two appearances this season, giving up nine goals in 88 minutes.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start for the Rangers after getting Saturday off. Lundqvist has been playing better lately, making 30 saves or more in each of his last three games, but doesn't have a win since Dec. 8.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Brian Elliott, Anthony Stolarz, Corban Knight
Scratches: Jori Lehtera, Jordan Weal, 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||19 Nolan Patrick||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|
|30 Michal Neuvirth|
No changes are expected to the lineup other than in goal.
Rangers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Cody McLeod, Kevin Shattenkirk, Jesper Fast
Scratches: Fredrik Claesson
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|72 Filip Chytil||93 Mika Zibanejad||36 Mats Zuccarello|
|20 Chris Kreider||13 Kevin Hayes||89 Pavel Buchnevich|
|26 Jimmy Vesey||21 Brett Howden||90 Vladislav Namestnikov|
|24 Boo Nieves||50 Lias Andersson||16 Ryan Strome|
|18 Marc Staal||44 Neal Pionk|
|42 Brendan Smith||77 Anthony DeAngelo|
|76 Brady Skjei||54 Adam McQuaid|
|30 Henrik Lundqvist|
- Power Play: Flyers (30th, 29th on road), Rangers (17th, 19th at home)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (28th, 28th on road), Rangers (25th, 7th at home)
- Recent History vs. Rangers
- Jan. 16, 2018 - Rangers 5, Flyers 1 (at NYR)
- Feb. 18, 2018 - Flyers 7, Rangers 4 (at NYR)
- March 22, 2018 - Flyers 4, Rangers 3 (at PHI)
- April 7, 2018 - Flyers 5, Rangers 0 (at PHI)
- Nov. 23, 2018 - Flyers 4, Rangers 0 (at PHI)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Rangers
- Claude Giroux - 50 GP, 10 G, 38 A, 48 P
- Travis Konecny - 9 GP, 4 G, 4 A, 8 P
- Jake Voracek - 36 GP, 13 G, 14 A, 27 P
- Wayne Simmonds - 37 GP, 12 G, 11 A, 23 P
- Michal Neuvirth - 9 GP, 1-5-0, 4.59 GAA, .856 SV%
- Milestone Watch
- Wayne Simmonds needs three goals to reach 200 as a Flyer.
- James van Riemsdyk needs two assists to reach 200 in his career.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic