Preview: Flyers vs Bruins 01/31/2019

  • Philadelphia Flyers: 21-23-6 (48 pts)
  • Boston Bruins: 27-17-6 (60 pts)

The Flyers take a 5 game winning streak into Boston to take on the Bruins at 7pm on NBCSports Philadelphia. We have seen a completely different Flyers team over the past 2 weeks. Getting solid goaltending from Carter Hart, and key players chipping in offensively. Coming off the Allstar break, the Flyers have allowed just 1 goal over a two game span and have scored 4 goals. Anthony Stolarz appeared in the game against the Rangers on Tuesday and stopped every shot that came his way in a 1-0 Flyers win. Can the Flyers push their streak to 6?

Starting Goalies

  • Carter Hart: Hart has won 4 starts in a row. He comes into this game with a 7-5-1 record with a 2.52 GAA and a .922 SV%. Hart has played spectacular over this stretch, and is due for his first shutout.
  • Tuukka Rask: After struggling early in the season, Rask has solidified his spot as the starter. Holding a 14-8-3 record with a 2.43 GAA and a .919 SV% and 1 shutout.

Players to watch:

  • James van Riemsdyk: JVR has been on fire as of late, scoring 7 goals in his last 7 games. He is starting to show his dominance down low, and that can only mean success for the Flyers moving forward.
  • David Pastrnak: In Bostons loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday, Pastrnak tallied 1 goal and 2 assists. Boston has been heavily reliant on their first line this season, and Pastrnak leads the team in points.

Keys to the Game:

  • Power Play: The new look power play has been off and on since using 5 forwards on the 1st unit. It is a high risk high reward situation with this power play, and they need to more consistent.
  • Shut down 1st line: Boston is ride or die by their top line of Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak. The lack of depth scoring has been evident over the course of the season.

By: Amedeo Grassia (@bud0522)

Sources: NHL.com

Dailyfaceoff.com

nbcphiladelphia.com

 

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