Game 5: Flyers vs Bruins
Location : TD Garden | Boston MA
Time : 7:00 pm
TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic
Records : PHI 3-1-0 | BOS 1-1-1
Previous Game : 1/19 PHI W 3-0 vs BUF | 1/18 BOS L 0-1 vs NYI
Odds : Bruins -1.5 | O/U 5.5
The Flyers depth was supposed to be their strong suit this season. Entering the season with one of, if not, the deepest team in the past decade. But, entering tonight, their depth is keeping them barely afloat with the injuries mounting up.
After losing Sean Couturier in Game 2, the Flyers lost Morgan Frost, who replaced Couturier, & Phil Myers on Tuesday vs the Sabres to injury. Both injuries will keep Frost & Myers out for an extended period of time.
With the Flyers now down two forwards & two defenseman, Shayne Gostisbehere is still out due to covid-19, the Flyers depth is at its limit. Mark Friedman enters as the last man on the 23-men opening night roster & Connor Bunnaman enters as the first man off the taxi-squad.
The Flyers look to extend their win streak to three in Boston.
“Injuries are part of the game. Somebody else is going to step in,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “Somebody else is going to have to play well for us.”
Last Game: 3-0 | On the season: 9-3
Carter Hart Saves 29.5 OVER -110
Oskar Lindblom TO SCORE +375
Claude Giroux Points 0.5 OVER -144
Flyers Projected Lineup
86 Joel Farabee – 13 Kevin Hayes – 93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom – 19 Nolan Patrick – 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk – 21 Scott Laughton – 28 Claude Giroux
12 Michael Raffl – 82 Connor Bunnaman – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov – 6 Travis Sanheim
56 Erik Gustafsson – 61 Justin Braun
8 Robert Hagg – 3 Mark Friedman
79 Carter Hart
(37 Brian Elliott)
5 Phil Myers – Week-to-week (1/20), Fractured rib
14 Sean Couturier – Minimum two weeks (1/15), Costochondral separation
48 Morgan Frost – Out Indefinitely (1/20), Dislocated left shoulder
53 Shayne Gostisbehere – N/A (1/18), Non-Roster Status : Covid-19
Photo Credit : Brian Fluharty – USA TODAY Sports