Overview:

Game: 34

Match-Up: Philadelphia Flyers (14-15-4) vs. Washington Capitals (18-12-3)

Location: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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Philadelphia Flyers (14-15-4)

Last Game: 5-4 SO loss vs. Washington Capitals

Headlines:

  • Flyers looking to avenge their SO loss after blowing a 4-1 lead against the Capitals on Sunday. Steve Mason is expected to be the starting goaltender and looks to bounce back and find his groove after Sundays loss.
  • Playing a full 60 minutes is key.  The problem the Flyers have faced in the past is not playing a full 60 minutes and forgetting to play in the third period. Playing a full 60 with a strong forecheck, and good defense could be the recipe for Flyers success.
  • Vinny Lecavalier is not expected to return until January, but the Flyers first line including newcomer Michael Raffl is heating up and combined for a plus minus 7 on Sunday, even with the loss.

 

Projected Lineup (subject to change): 

Michael Raffl – Claude Giroux (C) - Jakub Voracek
Scott Hartnell (A) – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
Matt Read – Sean Couturier - Steve Downie
Jay Rosehill – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo

Kimmo Timonen (A) – Braydon Coburn
Nicklas Grossmann - Mark Streit
Erik Gustafsson – Luke Schenn

Starting Goaltender:Steve Mason (11-9-4, SV% .924, GAA 2.35)

(Ray Emery)

Leading Scorers:

  1. Claude Giroux (7G, 18A,  25PTS)
  2. Brayden Schenn (7G, 11A, 18PTS)
  3. Jakub Voracek (6G, 11A, 17PTS)

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Washington Capitals (18-12-3)

Last Game: 5-4 SO Win against the Flyers

Projected Lineup (subject to change):

Marcus Johansson – Nicklas Backstrom – Alex Ovechkin
Eric Fehr – Martin Erat – Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera – Jay Beagle – Joel Ward
Aaron Vopatti – Michael Latta – Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Dmitri Orlov – Mike Green
John Erskine – Steven Oleksy

Starting goaltender: Philipp Grubauer (3-0, SV% .937, GAA 2.06)

(Braden Holtby)

Leading Scorers:

  1. Alex Ovechkin (27G, 10A, 37PTS)
  2. Nicklas Backstrom (8G, 28A, 36PTS)
  3. Mikhail Grabovski (9G, 18A, 27PTS)

 

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