The Philadelphia Flyers have now dropped 4 straight games. It seems like the Flyers are making a thing out of coming from behind late in games. Flyers have been trailing by 2 or more going into the 3rd period in the last 3 games. In back-to-back games the Flyers have been shutout till the 3rd period.
The orange and black now face a tough Dallas Stars team who sit first in the Western Conference and have punched their ticket to the Playoffs. This is the second and last meeting between these two teams this season. The Stars won the first matchup 5-1 in November.
The two teams have played 157 games against each other all time, the Flyers have the upper hand with a 76-48-32-1 record. But the Stars currently have a 5 game winning streak over the Flyers. The Flyers last win against the Stars was on January 10, 2019 at home with a score of 2-1. It’s been even longer since the Flyers have beat the Stars on the road, going back all the way to October 18, 2014. That’s almost 9 years…
Ronnie Attard will stay up with the team for tonight’s game. Samuel Ersson has been sent back down to the Phantoms. As Hart is ready to go and will start tonight.
Carter Hart was on a hot streak before his injury. In 4 games Hart was 4-0-0, 2.20 goals-against average, .933 save percentage.
John Tortorella will be back behind the bench for the Flyers tonight. Flyers assistant coach Rocky Thompson said it looked like some guys in the room “don’t even care” and “just not trying” after Tuesday’s loss in St. Louis. Which is weird because a lot of the players say they want to play and be apart of this team.
Flyers 29-34-13 | 71 points
Stars 42-21-14 | 98 points
15.7 (32nd) | 24.0 (7th) PP%
75.1 (25th) | 83.2 (3rd) PK%
45.9 (29th) | 54.5 (1st) FO%
2.70 (29th) | 3.43 (7th) GF/GP
3.32 (22nd) | 2.73 (7th) GA/GP
Key Players - Last 5 Games:
M. Frost 5g | J. Pavelski 4g
J. Farabee 2a | J. Robertson 8a
M. Frost 7pts | J. Robertson 10 pts I. Provorov 0 +/- | R. Suter 2 +/-
Flyers 31.4% | Stars 68.6%
Projected Goalie Matchup and Lines:
Carter Hart 21-21-10| 2.90 GAA | .909 SV%
Vs. Stars 1-2-0 | 2.05 GAA | .932 SV%
Jake Oettinger 33-11-11 | 2.47 GAA | .917 SV%.
Vs. Flyers 2-0-0 | 1.00 GAA | .970 SV%
Projected Lineup: Philadelphia Flyers
Tippett – Cates – Konecny
Farabee – Frost – Allison
JVR – Laughton – Deslauriers
Hayes – Laczynski – Lemieux
Provorov – York
Sanheim – Ristolainen
Seeler – Attard
Scratched: Tony DeAngelo, Kieffer Bellows, Justin Braun
Injured: Cam Atkinson (IR), Sean Couturier (back), Ryan Ellis (LTIR)
Projected Lineup: Dallas Stars
Robertson – Hintz – Pavelski
Benn – Johnston – Dadonov
Domi – Seguin – Dellandrea
Olofsson – Faksa – Glendening
Heiskanen – Suter
Lindell – Hakanpaa
Miller – Harley
Injured: Mason Marchment (OUT)
How To Watch:
TV: USA – NBC Sports Philadelphia, ET/ESPN+, Hulu. CAN – ESPN+, and Sportsnet. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.
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