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Flyers Gameday: 1/24/23 vs. LAK

January 24, 2023, 8:00 PM ET [145 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Game 49 Preview: Flyers vs. Kings'

John Tortorella's Philadelphia Flyers (20-21-7) are home on Tuesday to take on Todd McLellan's Los Angeles Kings (26-17-6). Game time at the Wells Fargo Center is 7:00 p.m. ET.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the teams. and the lone game in Philadelphia. On Dec. 31, the Flyers closed out the 2022 calendar year with a 4-2 win over the Kings at Crypto.com Arena.

The Flyers, who are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and 9-4-0 in the last 13, enter this game coming off a 5-3 home loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. The Kings, 5-5-0 in their last 10, snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday with a 2-1 road win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Both teams are playing their respective third game in four nights and their fourth game in six nights. However, prior to the current stretch, the Kings had a four-night schedule break. For the Flyers, it's the team's sixth game in nine nights.

Carter Hart is the confirmed starting goaltender for the Flyers. Tortorella also confirmed that the team will start with the same 5-on-5 lines and pairings they've used every game for the last five weeks. There have been periodic power play unit personnel tweaks, but the arrangements from last game (in which the team went 2-for-4) are likely to carry over, too.

LA is playing its third game of a six-game road trip. The trip runs through the remainder of January. Pheonix Copley was pulled in back-to-back starts, including less a minute into the Kings' game against Nashville but he bounced back with a solid outing in Chicago.

For an in-depth preview of tonight's game including recent trends, stats and key to victory for the Flyers, see today's Five Things on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

Projected lineups (subject to change)

FLYERS
86 Joel Farabee - 49 Noah Cates - 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk - 48 Morgan Frost - 74 Owen Tippett
13 Kevin Hayes - 21 Scott Laughton - 57 Wade Allison
44 Nicolas Deslauriers - 38 Patrick Brown - 17 Zack MacEwen

9 Ivan Provorov - 45 Cam York
6 Travis Sanheim - 77 Tony DeAngelo
24 Nick Seeler - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen

79 Carter Hart
[32 Felix Sandström]

PP1: Tippett, Laughton, Konecny, JVR, York.
PP2: Hayes, Frost, JVR, Cates, DeAngelo.

Extras: 61 Justin Braun, 20 Kieffer Bellows

KINGS

55 Quinton Byfield - 11 Anze Kopitar - 9 Adrian Kempe
19 Alex Iafallo - 24 Phillip Danault - 33 Viktor Arvidsson
22 Kevin Fiala - 46 Blake Lizotte - 28 Jaret Anderson-Dolan
89 Rasmus Kupari - 39 Alex Turcotte - 68 Samuel Fagemo

44 Mikey Anderson - 8 Drew Doughty
50 Sean Durzi - 3 Matt Roy
33 Tobias Björnfot - 26 Sean Walker

29 Pheonix Copley
32 Jonathan Quick
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