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Game 42 : Flyers vs Capitals

Location : Capital One Arena | Washington DC

Time : 7:00 pm

TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic

Records : PHI 19-16-6 | WSH 27-11-4

Previous Game : 4/11 PHI L 3-5 vs BUF | 4/11 WSH W 8-1 vs BOS

Odds : Capitals -1.5 | O/U 6.0



The Flyers season came to a halting end on Sunday because of mistakes from their veteran players. After being in full control until 3:03 left in the 3rd period, mental mistake after mental mistake in final three minutes costed them their season.

“We just blew it,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “We made some mistakes that we just gave them goals. Things that you can’t do in this league and things that we did tonight with some of our most experienced players.”

That collapse came at a cost. A cost that saw veteran Michael Raffl be traded away to the Washington Capitals, their opponent tonight. Signaling the Flyers are starting to look towards next season.

With 15-games left in the season, the Flyers would have needed a miracle to make the playoffs. Now, will look to give an extended look at some prospects. Including young center Tanner Laczynski, who will be on the active roster the rest of the season per GM Chuck Fletcher.

“Two mental mistakes,” forward Claude Giroux said. “When you get position at that point of the game, and letting them score two goals like that, that just can’t happen. It’s very frustrating, especially the position we are in right now in the standings. That just can’t happen.”



Betting Guide

Last Game: 1-2 On the season: 70-53

2nd Period 1.5 Total Goals OVER -170

Shayne Gostisbehere 2.0 Shots OVER +120

John Carlson 2.0 Shots OVER -138

Active Streaks

14 Sean Couturier – 2 Game Point (1G-1A) | 53 Shayne Gostisbehere – 2 Game Point & 2 Game Goal (2G-1A) | 86 Joel Farabee – 2 Game Point & 2 Game Assist (1G-2A) | 



Flyers Projected Lineup

25 James van Riemsdyk – 14 Sean Couturier – 86 Joel Farabee

21 Scott Laughton – 13 Kevin Hayes – 19 Nolan Patrick

93 Jake Voracek – 28 Claude Giroux – 11 Travis Konecny

23 Oskar Lindblom – 58 Tanner Laczynski – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel


9 Ivan Provorov – 61 Justin Braun

6 Travis Sanheim – 8 Robert Hagg

55 Sam Morin – 53 Shayne Gostisbehere


37 Brian Elliott

(79 Carter Hart)




5 Phil Myers


48 Morgan Frost – Out For Season (surgery 2/4), Dislocated left shoulder (1/20)




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