The first meeting between the Flyers and Penguins on Saturday night was certainly a roller coaster ride. For over half of regulation, neither team scored. The Flyers allowed the first goal. They trailed again early in the third. Special teams put them ahead with six minutes to play. Then a game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation could have been backbreaking.
Ultimately, the Flyers came away victorious in a shootout, a 4-3 decision over the Penguins. Now the two teams get back together on Monday night in Philadelphia, where the Flyers will be looking for a repeat of the result.
Game time is 7 p.m.
Tyson Foerster added another goal and assist to his totals in Saturday’s game. In the last three games, he has five points, more than doubling his season total prior.
Jake Guentzel continued his recent run of points with a pair of goals on Saturday. He has points in 13 of the last 14 games and is currently on a five-game points streak.
Carter Hart gets the start for the Flyers. Hart took the loss in overtime in his last start against New Jersey on Thursday, allowing four goals on 35 shots. Hart is on a personal four-game losing streak entering Monday’s game, with his last win coming on Nov. 18 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Alex Nedeljkovic gets the start for the Penguins. Nedeljkovic took the loss in his last start, allowing three goals on 34 shots against the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 24. This will be his fifth start of the season.
Flyers Scratches: Noah Cates (injury), Louie Belpedio (healthy), Egor Zamula (healthy)
Penguins Scratches: Rickard Rakell (injury), Chad Ruhwedel (injury), Pierre-Olivier Joseph (injury), Noel Acciari (injury), Matt Nieto (injury), Dmitri Samorukov (healthy), Alex Nylander (healthy)