Game 7: Flyers vs Devils
Location : Prudential Center | Newark NJ
Time : 7:00 pm
TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic
Records : PHI 3-2-1 | NJD 3-1-1
Previous Game : 1/23 PHI L 1-6 vs BOS | 1/24 NJD W 2-0 vs NYI
Odds : Flyers -1.5 | O/U 5.5
The first thing the Flyers must overcome tonight is their own frustration. Frustration that has gotten to a boiling point for some Flyers.
After giving up four or more goals in his last three starts, Carter Hart let his frustration get the best of him post-game on Saturday. Hart, who is someone who never shows his emotion, broke his stick on the crossbar before leaving the ice postgame. Something that Hart said was “heat of the moment & it just kinda boiled over”.
Poor support & transition is also a cause for the Flyers frustration. Something that defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere hopes to help with. Gostisbehere is expected to be activated & make his season debut tonight vs the Devils. Flyers are expected to place Phil Myers, retro to 1/19, on IR to open up a roster spot for Gostisbehere.
The Flyers broke their 8-game winning streak after loses with their 6-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. Tonight, the Flyers look to make it three straight wins vs the Devils at the Prudential Center.
“There are some things that we need to clean up in our game,” injured forward Sean Couturier said. “It’s early in the year and we’re going to make sure we fix those things, and moving forward we’re going to become a pretty good team.”
Last Game: 1-2 | On the season: 12-6
PHI 60 Minute M/L +107
PHI 24.5 Shots OVER -112
James van Riemsdyk TO SCORE +300
93 Jake Voracek – 3 Game Point & 2 Game Assist (1G-4A) | 13 Kevin Hayes 3 Game Point (2G-3A)
Flyers Projected Lineup
25 James van Riemsdyk – 13 Kevin Hayes – 93 Jake Voracek
28 Claude Giroux – 19 Nolan Patrick – 11 Travis Konecny
23 Oskar Lindblom – 21 Scott Laughton – 86 Joel Farabee
12 Michael Raffl – 82 Connor Bunnaman – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov – 53 Shayne Gostisbehere
6 Travis Sanheim – 3 Mark Friedman
8 Robert Hagg – 61 Justin Braun
37 Brian Elliott
(79 Carter Hart)
55 Sam Morin , 56 Erik Gustafsson
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