Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 

Flyers Gameday: 4/15/2024 vs. WSH

April 16, 2024, 4:48 AM ET [498 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
Philadelphia Flyers Blogger •NHL.com • RSSArchiveCONTACT
Game 82 Preview: Flyers vs. Capitals

In the final game of the 2023-24 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers (38-31-11) will host the Washington Capitals (39-31-11 on Tuesday evening. Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. EDT.

The Flyers were idle on Monday but saw their remaining playoff hopes take a serious hit with all of games of significance going unfavorably for Philly. The Flyers must now defeat the Capitals in regulation and hope for regulation wins by Montreal over Detroit on Tuesday and the New York Islanders against Pittsburgh come Wednesday. Washington shut out Boston, 2-0, on Monday.

On Monday, the Flyers held practice at the FTC in Voorhees. They kept all line combinations from the previous two games intact.

The Capitals, who will be playing for the third time in four nights, need to decide whether to start Charlie Lindgren in goal for the third time in four nights (for the first time all season) or turn to Darcy Kuemper with their own season on the line. Beck Malenstyn had to leave Monday's game against Boston with an upper-body injury.

The Flyers will hold a 10:30 a.m. morning skate in Voorhees. The Capitals will not skate.

For an in-depth preview, looking at matchups, keys to victory, statistical comparison, recent team trends and more, see Tuesday's 5 Things on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com. The preview should post by around 10 a.m. EDT.

Projected lines, subject to change, are posted below. They will be updated, if necessary, shortly before game time.

FLYERS

71 Tyson Foerster - 25 Ryan Poehling - 11 Travis Konecny
27 Noah Cates - 14 Sean Couturier - 19 Garnet Hathaway
74 Owen Tippett - 48 Morgan Frost - 10 Bobby Brink
86 Joel Farabee- 21 Scott Laughton -89 Cam Atkinson

8 Cam York - 6 Travis Sanheim
24 Nick Seeler - 9 Jamie Drysdale
5 Egor Zamula - 77 Erik Johnson

33 Samuel Ersson
[82 Ivan Fedotov]

PP1: Drysdale, Foerster, Poehling, Konecny, Brink
PP2: Zamula, Cates, Frost, Farabee, Tippett

Projected scratched: 15 Denis Gurianov (healthy), 18 Marc Staal (healthy), 23 Ronnie Attard (healthy), 44 Nicolas Deslauriers (healthy), 50 Adam Ginning (healthy), 62 Olle Lycksell (healthy).

CAPITALS

8 Alex Ovechkin - 24 Connor McMichael - 77 T.J. Oshie
21 Aliaksei Protas - 17 Dylan Strome - 43 Tom Wilson
67 Max Pacioretty - 29 Hendrix Lapierre - 15 Sonny Milano
47 Beck Malenstyn (???) - 26 Nic Dowd - 96 Nicolas Aube-Kubel

42 Martin Fehervary - 74 John Carlson
57 Trevor van Riemsdyk - 2 Vincent Iorio
27 Alexander Alexeyev - 52 Dylan McIlrath

79 Charlie Lindgren
35 Darcy Kuemper
Join the Discussion: » 498 Comments » Post New Comment
More from Bill Meltzer
» Quick Hits: Flyers Daily, Memorial Cup, Worlds, 1975 Cup Anniversary
» Quick Hits: Hathaway, Ersson, Bonk, TIFH
» Quick Hits: IIHF Semis, Prospect Pipeline, TIFH
» Quick Hits: IIHF Worlds, Pelle, Gamble, TIFH
» Quick Hits: Jack Adams Award, IIHF Worlds, Today in Flyers History and More