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Flyers Gameday: 3/27/2022 @ NSH

March 26, 2022, 7:04 PM ET [296 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Game 66 Preview; Flyers @ Predators

Interim head coach Mike Yeo's Philadelphia Flyers (21-33-11) are in Music City to take on John Hynes' Nashville Predators (37-24-4) on early Sunday evening. Game time at Bridgestone Arena is 6:00 p.m. EDT (NBCSP+, 97.5 The Fanatic).

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the teams and the lone game in Nashville. On March 27, the Flyers celebrated longtime captain Claude Giroux's 1,000th and final game with the team by rallying for a 5-4 win over the Predators at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers will be playing their fourth game in six nights, changing times from Eastern to Central to Mountain and back to Central in the process. On Friday an overmatched and leg-weary Flyers team were outshot, 51-31, in a 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

James van Riemsdyk (16th goal of the season), Zack MacEwen (2nd) and Max Willman (3rd) scored in a losing cause, Carter Hart made 45 saves but was victimized by three goals that deflected into the net off teammates and three others that were scored through traffic in front.

Travis Konecny, who has posted a team-best 17 points (4g, 13a) in his 19 games since the NHL All-Star break, the player is day-to-day with a lower-body injury that kept him out of the Colorado game. Konecny's status for the Predators game will become clearer on Sunday.

The Predators have had two nights off since completing a three-games-in-four-nights road trip (the latter part of a grueling 5-in-8 stretch) in which the team went 1-2-0. Over the latter two games, the Predatos were outscored by a combined 12-2 margin including a 6-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. Filip Forsberg's 36th goal of the season, a power play tally in the second period, was the lone highlight for Nashville last game.

Norris Trophy candidate Roman Josi brings a 12-game point streak into Sunday's game against the Flyers including assists in nine straight games. Overall, Josi has racked up 26 points (4g, 22a) in his last 12 games.

The Predators will not hold a morning skate on Sunday. Lineups for both teams will be added to the blog shortly before game time. An in-depth preview of Sunday's matchups and statistical trends -- with a heavy emphasis on the post-All-Star break segment of the season will be in Sunday's Five Things preview on PhiladelphiaFlyers.com
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