January 10, 2017
Philadelphia Flyers 48 pts (21-15-6)
Buffalo Sabres 39 pts (15-15-9)
7 pm ET
KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY
Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
BUF 3 @ PHI 4 SO
PHI @ BUF
PHI @ BUF
Wayne Simmonds, 17
Kyle Okposo, 12
Jakub Voracek, 26
Rasmus Ristolainen, 26
Jakub Voracek, 39
Kyle Okposo, 27
The Flyers will head to Buffalo tonight for their third road game in the last four days. They will look for the second win over the Sabres this season after a win in Tampa Bay and an overtime loss in Columbus over the weekend.
After moving Jakub Voracek back to the top line with Claude Giroux and Michael Raffl during Sunday’s loss at the Blue Jackets, head coach Dave Hakstol had him back on the second line with Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny this morning. Matt Read was back on the right side of Giroux.
Roman Lyubimov will be in the lineup for the second straight game as Boyd Gordon and Nick Cousins will be healthy scratches. Nick Schultz will sit out on the back end.
Steve Mason will start in goal for the Flyers after making 23 saves in Columbus Sunday night. He will be opposed by Andres Nilsson, who making just his third start since December 23, but made 39 saves in his last start, a 4-3 overtime loss at the Chicago Blackhawks.
Stat of the day: The Flyers have won five straight games against Atlantic Division teams. They have more wins this season against the Atlantic than other division with eight.
Probable Flyers Lineup
Michael Raffl - Claude Giroux - Jake Voracek
Travis Konecny - Sean Couturier - Wayne Simmonds
Dale Weise - Brayden Schenn - Matt Read
Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Roman Lyubimov
Radko Gudas - Michael Del Zotto
Andrew MacDonald – Ivan Provorov
Shayne Gostisbehere – Brandon Manning
Steve Mason (14-13-6, 2.79 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)
D-Mark Streit (shoulder) out
Probable Sabres Lineup
William Carrier - Ryan O’Reilly - Kyle Okposo
Marcus Foligno - Jack Eichel - Brian Gionta
Evander Kane - Sam Reinhart - Justin Bailey
Nick Deslauriers - Zemgus Girgensons - Matt Moulson
Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen
Zach Bogosian - Cody Franson
Justin Falk -Taylor Fedun
Anders Nilsson (6-3-4, 2.48 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)
D-Josh Gorges (hip) day-to-day, D-Dmitry Kulikov (back) day-to-day, C-Johan Larsson (upper-body) out, LW-Tyler Ennis (hernia) out, C-Cody McCormick (leg) out