Flyers Vs. Penguins Game Preview; Lineups, Highlights, Key Players.

The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off a tough 6-3 loss to the Sabres last night. The Sabres piled on in the 2nd period, with 3 goals in just under 4 minutes.

With that loss to the Sabres the Flyers have mathematically been eliminated from playoff contention for the 3rd straight year, which took a lot longer than anyone expected. But after winning 4 straight games and getting a point in 7 straight, they sat 12 points out of a playoff spot. The Sabres ultimately destroyed the idea of an insane late playoff push. Now the Flyers have a quick trip over to Pittsburgh to play against the Penguins for the last time this season.

In the last battle of Pennsylvania on March 11 was not in favour of Philadelphia. As Pittsburgh handed out a 5-1 smack down, all though shots were even at 32 a piece. The Penguins took control in the 2nd and scoring 4 unanswered to make a close 2-1 not so close…

Team Comparisons:

Record: 
Flyers 29-33-13 | 71 points
Penguins 37-29-10 | 84 points

Team Stats:
Flyers Penguins
16.1 (31st) | 21.4 (15th) PP%
75.1 (25th) | 78.3 (18th) PK%
45.8 (29th) | 52.2 (9th) FO%
2.71 (29th) | 3.20 (17th) GF/GP
3.31 (22nd) | 3.24 (18th) GA/GP

Key Players - Last 5 Games:

M. Frost 5g | J. Guentzel 4g N. Cates 5a | E. Malkin 4a M. Frost 8pts | J. Guentzel 6pts
C. York 4 +/- | B. Dumoulin 2 +/-

Win Probability:

Flyers 33.0% | Penguins 67.0%

Projected Goalie Matchup and Lineups:

Samuel Ersson 6-1-0, 3.07 GAA, .898 SV%.

Casey DeSmith 14-16-4, 3.20 GAA, .904 SV%.


Projected Lineup: Philadelphia Flyers

Farabee – Cates – Tippett
JVR- Hayes – Konecny
Lemieux – Frost – Allison
Deslauriers – Laughton – Bellows

Provorov – York
Sanheim – Braun
Seeler – DeAngelo

Ersson

Scratched: Tanner Laczynski

Injured: Cam Atkinson (out for season), Sean Couturier (back), Ryan Ellis (long term), Carter Hart (day-to-day), Rasmus Ristolainen (banged up)

Projected Lineup: Pittsburgh Penguins

Guentzel – Crosby – Rust
Zucker – Malkin – Rakell
Heinen – Poehling – Granlund
O’Connor – Carter – Archibald

Dumoulin – Letang
Joseph – Petry
Friedman – Ruhwedel

DeSmith

Scratched: Alex Nylander

Injured: Dmitry Kulikov (IR), Nick Bonino (IR), Jan Rutta (day-to-day), Marcus Pettersson (day-to-day)

How To Watch:

TV: USA – NBC Sports Philadelphia, ET/ESPN+, Hulu. CAN – ESPN+, Sportsnet 1 and Sportsnet East. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic


By: Dylan H. Robillard (@dyl2pac) 17 year old Graphic Designer & Writer Instagram: @dyl2creative

Photo Credit: nhl.com

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