Game 24 : Capitals vs Flyers
Location : Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA
Time : 7:00 pm
TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 93.3 WMMR
Records : PHI 13-7-3 | WSH 15-6-4
Previous Game : 3/9 PHI W 5-4 (SO) vs BUF | 3/9 WSH W 5-4 (OT) vs NJD
Odds : Flyers -1.5 | O/U 6.5
The one thing the Flyers continue to look for is a steady defense unit. With the forward group finding their chemistry, the defense continues to struggle finding stability & chemistry. Especially whoever is paired with Ivan Provorov.
“Obviously, we haven’t found, in my estimation, the Nisky that was playing with Provy back there,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “We’ve tried different people; need somebody to step up and play in that role.”
Over the first 23-games, Alain Vigneault has used multiple combinations for defensemen. Especially with Ivan Provorov. Who will have another partner tonight with Phil Myers expected to be a healthy scratch.
“He’s just not consistent,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “We’ve given Phil some looks and he hasn’t taken advantage of it. He’s still a very young player. He has to push himself and demand more of himself. We expect him to be better than he’s shown so far.”
The Flyers enter tonight’s matchup vs Washington coming off their first comeback win of the season. Tonight, they look to avenge Sunday’s loss to the Capitals. Who have won four of their last five games in Philadelphia.
“By now, I’m comfortable with playing with whoever is on my right side,” defenseman Ivan Provorov said.
Last Game: 2-1 | On the season: 42-27
Over/Under UNDER 6.5 -115
PHI 27.5 Shots OVER -110
Sean Couturier 0.5 Points OVER -143
14 Sean Couturier – 2 Game Point & 2 Game Assist (0G-3A) | 86 Joel Farabee – 2 Game Point (1G-2A)
Flyers Projected Lineup
25 James van Riemsdyk – 14 Sean Couturier – 86 Joel Farabee
21 Scott Laughton – 13 Kevin Hayes – 11 Travis Konecny
23 Oskar Lindblom – 28 Claude Giroux – 93 Jake Voracek
10 Andy Andreoff – 19 Nolan Patrick – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov – 53 Shayne Gostisbehere
6 Travis Sanheim – 61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg – 56 Erik Gustafsson
37 Brian Elliott
(79 Carter Hart)
5 Phil Myers , 12 Michael Raffl
48 Morgan Frost – Out For Season (surgery 2/4), Dislocated left shoulder (1/20)