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Rangers vs Flyers : Game 14 Preview

Game 14 : Rangers vs Flyers

Location : Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia PA

Time : 7:00 pm

TV / Radio : NBCSports Philadelphia – 97.5 The Fanatic

Records : PHI 8-3-2 | NYR 4-7-3

Previous Game : 2/7 PHI W 7-4 vs WSH | 2/16 NYR L 2-5 vs NJD

Odds : Flyers -1.5 | O/U 6.0

The one thing the Flyers must overcome tonight is their absence due to covid. Not just the time off, 10-days since their last game, but the absence of five forwards upfront.

Due to covid protocol, the Flyers will be missing three players from their top six. Which has led to some young Flyers getting their shot. But, the Flyers will rely heavily on their veterans. Especially Sean Couturier.

With Sean Couturier out of the lineup, the Flyers struggled on multiple levels. But, with Couturier now healthy, the Flyers will rely on him to lead them with five forwards on the covid list. Something that head coach Alain Vigneault referenced after Couturier returned in their last game. Calling him “a difference maker.”

The Flyers hope the luck of returning from covid continues. With each team, who has missed at least 8-days, winning in their return. Something the Rangers were on the losing end of on Tuesday vs the Devils.

“Whenever he (Couturier) is on the ice, type of player you don’t have to worry about bad things happening,” forward James van Riemsdyk said. “Always in the right spot & makes it hard for the other teams top players. Has that steadying presence with the way he plays.”

Betting Guide

Last Game: 2-1 On the season: 24-15

Goal Scored 0:00-9:59 –140

Kevin Hayes TO SCORE +220

Sean Couturier 2.5 Shots OVER +110

Active Streaks

25 James van Riemsdyk – 7 Game Point & 2 Game Goal (4G-9A) | 56 Erik Gustafsson – 2 Game Point & 2 Game Assist (0G-2A)

Flyers Projected Lineup

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

12 Michael Raffl – 13 Kevin Hayes – 62 Nicolas Aube-Kubel

82 Connor Bunnaman –  19 Nolan Patrick – 72 David Kase

55 Sam Morin – 10 Andy Andreoff – 64 Maksim Sushko

 

9 Ivan Provorov – 5 Phil Myers

6 Travis Sanheim – 53 Shayne Gostisbehere

8 Robert Hagg – 56 Erik Gustafsson

 

79 Carter Hart

(37 Brian Elliott)

Scratches

3 Mark Friedman , 61 Derrick Pouliot

Injuries

11 Travis Konecny – Unknown (2/14), Covid protocol

21 Scott Laughton – Unknown (2/12), Covid protocol

23 Oskar Lindblom – Unknown (2/12), Covid protocol

28 Claude Giroux – Unknown (2/9), Covid protocol

61 Justin Braun – Unknown (2/9), Covid protocol

93 Jake Voracek – Unknown (2/11), Covid protocol

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

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