Flyers-Lightning: Game 3 Preview

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Saturday’s game against Vancouver had all the makings of a game the Flyers would typically lose. They trailed 2-0 at the end of the first and were going to have to climb back into the game to start the season with a second-straight win.

Even when they did get the game evened up, there was still a final period to play out. But they managed to win the period and claim their second victory of the season. Now the team hits the road for the first time, and gets a major test early in the season. The defending three-time Eastern Conference champions await as the Flyers face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Game time is at 7 p.m.

Team Leaders

Philadelphia FlyersGPGAPTampa Bay LightningGPGAP
Travis Konecny2314Steven Stamkos3415
Tony DeAngelo2123Nikita Kucherov3033
Ivan Provorov2033Corey Perry3112
Kevin Hayes2033Brayden Point3112
James van Riemsdyk2033Ross Colton3112

Travis Konecny is off to a hot start this season. After scoring a pair of goals in the opener, he scored the game-winning goal on Saturday. He also added an assist on Saturday to post another multi-point game.

Steven Stamkos is certainly showing his scoring touch early in the season. In three games, the Lightning captain is already at four goals on the season, tied for most in the league.

Carter Hart rebounded after allowing a pair of first-period goals to get his second win of the season, making 28 saves. He’ll get the call again as the Flyers take on the Lightning on Tuesday.

Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start for Tampa Bay. After allowing three goals in his first start of the season against the Rangers, Vasilevskiy came back strong with 26 saves in a win over Columbus on Friday.

Projected Lineups

Flyers Scratches: Cam Atkinson (injury), Rasmus Ristolainen (injury), Owen Tippett (injury), Olle Lycksell (healthy), Louie Belpedio (healthy)

Lightning Scratches: Anthony Cirelli (injury), Zach Bogosian (injury), Philippe Myers (injury), Gabriel Fortier (healthy), Trevor Carrick (healthy)

Lineup Notes

  • Flyers: Olle Lycksell comes out of the lineup and Zack MacEwen will make his season debut. No other changes are expected.
  • Lightning: A

Game Notes

  • Power Play: Flyers (T-14th), Lightning (T-14th)
  • Penalty Kill: Flyers (10th), Lightning (21st)
  • Recent History vs. Lightning
    • Dec. 5, 2021 – Lightning 7, Flyers 1 (at PHI)
    • Nov. 23, 2021 – Lightning 4, Flyers 0 (at TB)
    • Nov. 18, 2021 – Lightning 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (at PHI)
  • Flyers Leaders vs. Lightning 
    • James van Riemsdyk: 39 GP, 16 G, 13 A, 29 P
    • Travis Konecny: 14 GP, 6 G, 3 A, 9 P
    • Kevin Hayes: 16 GP, 5 G, 5 A, 10 P
    • Ivan Provorov: 14 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
    • Carter Hart: 6 GP, 0-5-1, 4.33 GAA, .859 SV%

Where to Watch
TV: ESPN
Radio: Flyers Broadcast Network