The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off a 5-2 win against the Sabres yesterday, Owen Tippett was the star of the show with a hat trick. The Flyers created a lot of offence and look to do the same today against a tough Hurricanes team. Flyers are now 27th in the league standings, with the win and a 2-4-1 record this month.
Carolina Hurricanes lost last night 5-2 after the Toronto Maple Leafs took control early in the game. The Canes are 2nd in the league currently with 96 points and a 44-15-8 record. The last meeting between these two teams Carolina beat the Flyers in a tight 1-0 game.
Tony DeAngelo will face his old team for the second time this year, after missing the last meeting on March 9th because he was suspended. DeAngelo had 2 assists in the game against Buffalo last night but hasn’t scored since February 20th.
“I hope he scores 100… he scored a sick one tonight. I’ve never seen a guy generate breakaways from the defensive zone.”Joel Farabee on Owen Tippett
Philadelphia Flyers – Owen Tippett. What else can I say, I have been preaching how good his play has been all year and he just continues to improve. Scoring a remarkable hat trick last night against the Sabres, and putting together a really good season. The 24-year-old is only 3 points away from 40 points on the season and 3 away from 80 career points. He keeps improving on a career year, with 21 goals, 16 assists, and 37 points. Tippett has been struggling to find the back of the net even though he was getting the chances, he hadn’t scored since the start of the month. He finally broke through last night, earning a power play goal and the game winning goal with 7 shots on net. Tippett averages 16-20 minutes of ice time and is very noticeable on the ice.
Carolina Hurricanes – With the absence of Andrei Svechnikov the Hurricanes have to rally together and pick up the slack with him out of the lineup. Svechnikov was the lone goal scorer in these two teams last meeting on March 9th, Martin Necas got an assist on the goal. He has 36 assists in 67 games this season. The Canes don’t have one stand alone player right now but that doesn’t mean they aren’t deadly, they have a lot of guys who play above their stats. The team has a lot of depth and some very solid defensemen who can really shoot the puck in Shayne Gostisbehere and Brent Burns.
Projected Goalie Matchups and Lineups:
Felix Sandström 1-10-1, 3.37 GAA, .887 SV%
Frederik Andersen 17-7-0, 2.41 GAA, .903 SV%
Projected Lineup – Philadelphia Flyers
Laughton – Cates – Tippett
Farabee – Hayes – Foerster
Lemieux – Frost – JVR
Deslauriers – Laczynski – Allison
Sanheim – Ristolainen
Provorov – York
Seeler – DeAngelo
Scratched: Justin Braun, Kieffer Bellows
Injured: Cam Atkinson (out for season), Sean Couturier (back), Wade Allison (upper body), Ryan Ellis (out long term), Travis Konecny (upper body)
Projected Lineup – Carolina Hurricanes
Puljujarvi – Aho – Jarvis
Teravainen – Kotkaniemi – Necas
Martinook – Staal – Fast
Stepan – Drury – Noesen
Slavin – Burns
Skjei – Pesce
Coghlan – Gostisbehere
Scratched: Paul Stastny, Calvin de Haan
Injured: Andrei Svechnikov (knee), Antti Raanta (groin), Jalen Chatfield (upper body), Ondrej Kase (concussion), Max Pacioretty (torn Achilles)
How To Watch:
TV: USA – NBC Sports Philadelphia, ET/ESPN+, Hulu). CAN – ESPN+ and Sportsnet at 7:00PM EST. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.
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