Preview: Flyers @ Carolina
The Philadelphia Flyers (7-7-1) are in Raleigh on Wednesday to play the Carolina Hurricanes (9-6-0). Game time at PNC Arena is 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Flyers enter this game coming off a 4-2 road win in Los Angeles on Saturday. Two-point games from Morgan Frost (two goals), Owen Tippett (one goal, one assist) and Sean Walker (two assists) paced Philadelphia offensively in this game. The Flyers also got a goal from Cam Atkinson for valuable third period insurance. Cal Petersen stopped 35 of 37 shots to earn the win in goal.
On Tuesday, the Flyers sent Petersen and defensemen Victor Mete to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Carter Hart (illness over the weekend) feels fine now and will return to the net to start against the Hurricanes. Egor Zamula, a healthy scratch in Los Angeles, will return to the starting lineup.
Bobby Brink was a healthy scratch on Saturday with Frost, Sean Couturier and Ryan Poehling all in the same lineup for the first time since the Oct. 14 game in Ottawa. Additionally, Poehling was moved up to the third line with Noah Cates moving down to center Nic Deslauriers and Garnet Hathaway. Tortorella was noncommittal after Tuesday's practice regarding personnel and combinations for Wednesday.
The Hurricanes are undefeated so far on home ice, going 4-0-0. Overall, the club has won six of its last 10 games.
Carolina enters this game coming off a 4-0 shutout road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Pyotr Kochetkov recorded a 22-save shutout. Carolina received goals from Teräväinen (PPG, 9th), Aho (4th), Brent Burns (3rd) and Noesen (4th).
For an in-depth game preview, see today's Five Things
on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com. Projected lines (subject to change) are posted below.
PROJECTED LINEUPS (Flyers confirmed, will update Carolina if needed)
89 Cam Atkinson - 14 Sean Couturier - 71 Tyson Foerster
74 Owen Tippett - 48 Morgan Frost - 11 Travis Konecny
86 Joel Farabee - 25 Ryan Poehling - 21 Scott Laughton
44 Nic Deslauriers - 27 Noah Cates - 19 Garnet Hathaway
8 Cam York - 6 Travis Sanheim
24 Nick Seeler - 26 Sean Walker
5 Egor Zamula - 37 Louie Belpedio
79 Carter Hart
[33 Samuel Ersson]
37 Andrei Svechnikov - 20 Sebastian Aho -24 Seth Jarvis
52 Michael Buntinig -82 Jesperi Kotkaniemi - 88 Martin Necas
48 Jordan Martinook - 11 Jordan Staal - 86 Teuvo Teräväinen
23 Stefan Noesen - 18 Jack Drury - 71 Jesper Fast
74 Jaccob Slavin - 8 Brent Burns
76 Brady Skjei - 22 Brett Pesce
7 Dmitry Orlov - 77 Tony DeAngelo
32 Antti Raanta
52 Pyotr Kochetkov