Game 20 Preview: Flyers @ Capitals
John Tortorella's Philadelphia Flyers (7-8-4) are in DC on Wednesday evening to take on Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals (7-10-3) at Capital One Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be nationally televised on TNT.
Both teams have been struggling this month, posting identical 2-6-2 records. The Flyers are winless in their last seven games, however, going 0-5-2 in that span. Philadelpha lost at home to Calgary, 5-2, on Monday evening. Washington is coming off a 4-0 shutout loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Additionally, the Flyers and Capitals are both riddled with key injuries. The Capitals figure to get TJ Oshie and potentially Dmitry Orlov back in the lineup for this game but are still, among others, without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Bäckström for a lengthy period of time to come. Philly remains without Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, Cam Atkinson, Scott Laughton, James van Riemsdyk and Wade Allison.
Both teams are embarking on gauntlets of three games in four nights. Washington is a bit more rested right now, having been idle on the game schedule the last three nights.
For an in-depth game preview, see today's Five Things
Projected lineups (subject to change)
74 Owen Tippett - 13 Kevin Hayes - 17 Zack MacEwen
48 Morgan Frost - 49 Noah Cates - 58 Tanner Laczynski
71 Max Willman - 38 Patrick Brown - 86 Joel Farabee
44 Nicolas Deslauriers - 23 Lukas Sedlak - 20 Kieffer Bellows
9 Ivan Provorov - 77 Tony DeAngelo
6 Travis Sanheim - 61 Justin Braun
24 Nick Seeler - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
79 Carter Hart
32 Felix Sandström
Available: 59 Jackson Cates
8 Alex Ovechkin - 17 Dylan Strome - 73 Conor Sheary
15 Sonny Milano - 92 Evgeny Kuznetsov - 77 T.J. Oshie
90 Marcus Johansson - 20 Lars Eller - 39 Anthony Mantha
59 Aliaksei Protas - 26 Nic Dowd - 21 Garnet Hathaway
56 Erik Gustafsson - 74 John Carlson
9 Dmitri Orlov or 42 Martin Fehervary - 3 Nick Jensen
52 Matt Irwin - 57 Trevor van Riemsdyk
35 Darcy Kuemper
79 Charlie Lindgren