Game 76: Flyers @ Penguins
John Tortorella's Philadelphia Flyers (29-33-13) are in western Pennsylvania on Sunday evening to take on Mike Sullivan's Pittsburgh Penguins (37-29-10). Game time at PPG Paints Arena is 6:00 p.m. EDT.
This is the third and final meeting of the season between the Metro Division archrivals. The Flyers are 0-2-0 against the Penguins this season.
The Flyers are playing for the third time in four nights and the second game of a back-to-back set. On Saturday, the team wasted a two-goal performance by Morgan Frost (17th and 18th of the season) and a Travis Konecny tally (28th) in his return from a 16-game absence due to an upper-body injury. Felix Sandström had a tough time in net, stopping just 22 of 28 shots. The Buffalo Sabres prevailed by a 6-3 score
over the Flyers.
Saturday's loss ended a seven-game point streak (5-0-2) for the Flyers.
The Penguins, who are 3-7-0 in their last 10 games, have at least temporarily fallen out of playoff position in the Eastern Conference race. As with the Flyers, the Penguins will be playing for the third time in four nights. On Saturday afternoon. the visiting Boston Bruins won the special teams battle to come away with a 4-3 decision over the Penguins.
Potential starting lineups (subject to change)
86 Joel Farabee - 48 Morgan Frost - 74 Owen Tippett
21 Scott Laughton - 49 Noah Cates - 11 Travis Konecny
25 James van Riemsdyk - 13 Kevin Hayes - 57 Wade Allison
44 Nicolas Deslauriers - xxxxxxxx - 22 Brendan Lemieux
9 Ivan Provorov - 45 Cam York
6 Travis Sanheim - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
24 Nick Seeler - 77 Tony DeAngelo
61 Justin Braun
79 Carter Hart or 33 Samuel Ersson
[32 Felix Sandström]
59 Jake Guentzel - 87 Sidney Crosby - 17 Bryan Rust
16 Jason Zucker - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 67 Rickard Rakell
43 Danton Heinen - 25 Ryan Poehling - 64 Mikael Granlund
10 Drew O'Connor - 77 Jeff Carter - 15 Josh Archibald
8 Brian Dumoulin - 58 Kris Letang
73 Pierre-Olivier Joseph - 26 Jeff Petry
52 Mark Friedman - Chad Ruhwedel
1 Casey DeSmith
35 Tristan Jarry