Game 26 : Flyers vs Rangers
Location : Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY
Time : 7:00 pm
TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic
Records : PHI 13-9-3 | NYR 11-12-3
Previous Game : 3/13 PHI L 4-5 vs WSH | 3/13 NYR W 4-0 vs BOS
Odds : Flyers -1.5 | O/U 6.0
The one thing the Flyers look to improve on is their sloppy play. Something that, over the past 7-games, has caused them to be behind by at least 2-goals in every game.
“We can’t play a perfect game,” head coach Alain Vigneault said. “We are preparing ourselves the right way. Players are going out there and competing & battling; the results right now are not going our way.”
Over the past 7-games, the Flyers have been struggling to make the right play. Whether that be trying to make an extra move rather than dumping & chasing or just simply putting the puck on net. The Flyers, right now, are just trying to do too much rather than making the basic play.
“Making decisions and playing a style that we’re not shooting ourselves in the foot,” forward James van Riemsdyk said. “Just cleaning up some decisions with that and just making sure we are keeping it simple.”
After losing five of their last seven, the Flyers enter tonight’s game looking to end a two-game losing streak. Look to extend their win streak to five-games at Madison Square Garden.
“We need to have more confidence in ourselves,” forward Claude Giroux said.
Last Game: 1-2 | On the season: 45-30
PHI ML -110
Travis Konecny 0.5 Points OVER +100
Kevin Hayes 0.5 Points OVER +102
11 Travis Konecny – 2 Game Point & 2 Game Assist (1G-2A) | 14 Sean Couturier – 4 Game Point & 4 Game Assist (0G-5A) | 53 Shayne Gostisbehere – 3 Game Point (2G-1A)
Flyers Projected Lineup
25 James van Riemsdyk – 14 Sean Couturier – 86 Joel Farabee
21 Scott Laughton – 13 Kevin Hayes – 11 Travis Konecny
28 Claude Giroux – 19 Nolan Patrick – 93 Jake Voracek
23 Oskar Lindblom – 12 Michael Raffl – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel
9 Ivan Provorov – 61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim – 5 Phil Myers
53 Shayne Gostisbehere – 39 Nate Prosser
79 Carter Hart
(34 Alex Lyon)
8 Robert Hagg , 37 Brian Elliott , 56 Erik Gustafsson
48 Morgan Frost – Out For Season (surgery 2/4), Dislocated left shoulder (1/20)
PHOTO CREDIT : Jared Silber – Getty Images