(Photo: Kate Frese)
The Flyers were back in the win column in a big way on Monday with a 7-4 defeat of the Minnesota Wild.
A stretch that saw six of eight games played on home ice comes to an end on Wednesday night for the Flyers. Their opponent is the Boston Bruins, a team riding a hot streak, yet sitting in third in the Atlantic behind Toronto and Tampa Bay.
Game time is at 7:30 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Boston Bruins||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||46||14||36||50||David Pastrnak||46||26||28||54|
|Jake Voracek||46||11||26||37||Brad Marchand||45||17||32||49|
|Sean Couturier||44||16||19||35||Patrice Bergeron||30||14||25||39|
|Travis Konecny||46||11||13||24||David Krejci||46||10||26||36|
|Wayne Simmonds||46||15||6||21||Torey Krug||35||4||25||29|
|Player to Watch|
|28 Claude Giroux||88 David Pastrnak|
|Last 5 Games: 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, +2||Last 5 Games: 1 G, 1 A, 2 P, -4|
|79 Carter Hart||41 Jaroslav Halak|
|10 GP, 4-5-1, 2.69 GAA, .913 SV%||24 GP, 13-7-2, 2.39 GAA, .924 SV%|
Carter Hart allowed four goals in his last start, but really battled back in that game after falling behind 2-0 early, finishing the night with 34 saves. This will be his fourth straight start, and while the Flyers are still decimated with goalie injuries, that is a sign that Hart is taking over the starting job.
Jaroslav Halak has allowed three goals or more in the last three games, but overall, his season has been excellent. In the past, Tuukka Rask was the clear cut starter, but Boston has been splitting the duties this season and it has worked out really well. Halak made 26 saves in a shutout win over the Flyers on Oct. 25.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Michal Neuvirth, Brian Elliott, Anthony Stolarz, Corban Knight
Scratches: Dale Weise, Christian Folin
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||28 Claude Giroux||11 Travis Konecny|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|21 Scott Laughton||19 Nolan Patrick||17 Wayne Simmonds|
|12 Michael Raffl||44 Phil Varone||15 Jori Lehtera|
|9 Ivan Provorov||6 Travis Sanheim|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||47 Andrew MacDonald|
|8 Robert Hagg||3 Radko Gudas|
|79 Carter Hart|
No changes are expected to the Flyers lineup from Monday's game.
Bruins Projected Lineup
Injuries: Urho Vaakanainen, Joakim Nordstrom
Scratches: David Backes, Steven Kampfer, John Moore
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|63 Brad Marchand||37 Patrice Bergeron||88 David Pastrnak|
|22 Peter Cehlarik||46 David Krejci||74 Jake DeBrusk|
|52 Sean Kuraly||55 Noel Acciari||14 Chris Wagner|
|43 Danton Heinen||23 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson||17 Ryan Donato|
|33 Zdeno Chara||73 Charlie McAvoy|
|48 Matt Grzelcyk||86 Kevan Miller|
|47 Torey Krug||25 Brandon Carlo|
|41 Jaroslav Halak|
- Power Play: Flyers (30th, 25th at home), Bruins (3rd, 10th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (28th, 22nd at home), Bruins (T-11th, 22nd on road)
- Recent History vs. Bruins
- Dec. 2, 2017 - Bruins 3, Flyers 0 (at PHI)
- March 8, 2018 - Bruins 3, Flyers 2 (at BOS)
- April 1, 2018 - Flyers 4, Bruins 3 (F/OT) (at PHI)
- Oct. 25, 2018 - Bruins 3, Flyers 0 (at BOS)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Bruins
- Jake Voracek - 26 GP, 6 G, 16 A, 22 P
- James van Riemsdyk - 32 GP, 14 G, 11 A, 25 P
- Claude Giroux - 34 GP, 9 G, 17 A, 26 P
- Milestone Watch
- Travis Konecny needs one point to reach 100 for his career.
- Claude Giroux needs one assist to reach 500 for his career.
- Radko Gudas needs two points to reach 100 for his career.
Where to Watch
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic