(Photo: Kate Frese)
With back-to-back losses over the weekend, it is over for the Flyers, who will fall out of the playoff race mathematically sometime in the coming days. With that, the final days of the season will be about trying to finish strong and getting a look at players who may have not seen the ice recently.
The Flyers first opponent in the final six games is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Just 12 days earlier, Toronto delivered a blow to the Flyers playoff chances by rallying from down 5-2 for a 7-6 win.
Game time is at 7 p.m.
|Philadelphia Flyers||GP||G||A||P||Toronto Maple Leafs||GP||G||A||P|
|Claude Giroux||76||20||60||80||Mitch Marner||76||25||65||90|
|Sean Couturier||74||31||42||73||John Tavares||76||45||41||86|
|Jake Voracek||72||20||44||64||Morgan Rielly||76||20||50||70|
|Travis Konecny||76||22||24||46||Auston Matthews||62||35||34||69|
|James van Riemsdyk||60||26||18||44||Kasperi Kapanen||72||19||24||43|
|Player to Watch|
|14 Sean Couturier||91 John Tavares|
|Last 5 Games: 3 G, 3 A, 6 P, -3||Last 5 Games: 6 G, 3 A, 9 P, +1|
|79 Carter Hart||31 Frederik Andersen|
|27 GP, 15-11-1, 2.72 GAA, .921 SV%||56 GP, 35-15-5, 2.76 GAA, .917 SV%|
Carter Hart gets back in goal for what will be one of his final starts this season. Hart is putting the finishing touches on a strong rookie campaign, despite the end result on the Flyers season, with a .921 save percentage in 27 starts this season.
Frederik Andersen should be back in goal for Toronto on Wednesday night. Andersen has struggled recently. In addition to allowing six goals to the Flyers on March 15, he allowed five goals to Florida on Monday. Prior to the win over the Flyers, he had been pulled early in the previous two games. Ironically, he won the game against the Flyers while allowing six goals and against Florida on Monday, but suffered a pair of losses to the Predators and Rangers allowing just two goals in each game.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Injuries: Michal Neuvirth
Scratches: Justin Bailey, Phil Varone, Andrew MacDonald, Cam Talbot
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|23 Oskar Lindblom||14 Sean Couturier||93 Jake Voracek|
|25 James van Riemsdyk||19 Nolan Patrick||28 Claude Giroux|
|11 Travis Konecny||21 Scott Laughton||38 Ryan Hartman|
|12 Michael Raffl||10 Corban Knight|
|9 Ivan Provorov||6 Travis Sanheim|
|53 Shayne Gostisbehere||61 Phil Myers|
|8 Robert Hagg||3 Radko Gudas||5 Sam Morin|
|79 Carter Hart|
Sam Morin makes his season debut and the Flyers will have seven defensemen in the lineup to ease him back into play. Justin Bailey exits the lineup for Morin.
Maple Leafs Projected Lineup
Injuries: Jake Gardiner, Travis Dermott
Scratches: Trevor Moore, Nic Petan, Justin Holl
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|11 Zach Hyman||91 John Tavares||16 Mitch Marner|
|18 Andreas Johnsson||34 Auston Matthews||29 William Nylander|
|12 Patrick Marleau||43 Nazem Kadri||24 Kasperi Kapanen|
|63 Tyler Ennis||33 Frederik Gauthier||28 Connor Brown|
|44 Morgan Rielly||2 Ron Hainsey|
|8 Jake Muzzin||22 Nikita Zaitsev|
|52 Martin Marincin||92 Igor Ozhiganov|
|31 Frederik Andersen|
- Power Play: Flyers (T-21st, T-14th at home), Maple Leafs (7th, 15th on road)
- Penalty Kill: Flyers (21st, T-19th at home), Maple Leafs (T-14th, T-9th on road)
- Recent History vs. Maple Leafs
- Nov. 24, 2018 - Maple Leafs 6, Flyers 0 (at TOR)
- March 15, 2018 - Maple Leafs 7, Flyers 6 (at TOR)
- Flyers Leaders vs. Maple Leafs
- Claude Giroux - 33 GP, 11 G, 22 A, 33 P
- Shayne Gostisbehere - 11 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
- Travis Konecny - 8 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
- Jake Voracek - 25 GP, 6 G, 12 A, 18 P
- Milestone Watch
- Jake Voracek is playing in his 600th game as a Flyer tonight.
Where to Watch
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic