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Flyers Hope To Rebound Versus Hurricanes

March 19, 2017
Greg Boysen

Philadelphia Flyers 72 pts (32-30-8)

vs

Carolina Hurricanes 72 pts (30-27-12)

7:30 pm ET

Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA

TV: CSN-PH

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

22-Oct

CAR 3 @ PHI 6

Shayne Gostisbehere

30-Oct

PHI 4 @ CAR 3

Brandon Manning

31-Jan

PHI 1 @ CAR 5

Sebastian Aho

19-Mar

CAR @ PHI

9-Apr

CAR @ PHI

Team Leaders

Flyers

Hurricanes

Goals

Goals

Wayne Simmonds, 29

Jeff Skinner, 25

Assists

Assists

Jakub Voracek, 38

Elias Lindholm, 29

Points

Points

Jakub Voracek, 55

Jeff Skinner, 48

The Flyers will try to rebound after an ugly loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night when they host the Hurricanes tonight. The Hurricanes have been playing very good hockey of late and are now tied with the Flyers with 72 points. They could have been serious contenders for a playoff spot if they would have gotten more consistent goaltending through the course of the season.

Speaking of goaltending, Steve Mason is expected to get the start tonight after leaving Thursday’s game with leg spasms suffered while trying to stop a Taylor Hall early in the second period.

“I couldn’t bend my leg after that goal,” Mason said, per philly.com. “I always struggle with cramping. I sweat a ton and put as much fluid as I can in my body, but sometimes you just can’t keep up with it.”

The Flyers have enjoyed quite a bit of success versus the Hurricanes over the past couple of seasons. They will go for their fourth straight win over Carolina on home ice tonight. Shayne Gostisbehere, who has four goals and eight points in seven career games against the Hurricanes, has four points in his last five games.

Probable Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Jordan Weal - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds

Travis Konecny - Jakub Voracek - Valtteri Filppula

Brayden Schenn - Dale Weise - Sean Couturier

Chris Vandevelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Matt Read

Defensive Pairings

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Michael Del Zotto - Radko Gudas

Nick Schultz - Shayne Gostisbehere

Goaltender

Steve Mason (20-20-7, 2.76 GAA, .905 save %, 3 SO)

Injury Report

LW-Michael Raffl (lower-body) out, D-Brandon Manning (upper-body) day-to-day, C-Nick Cousins (upper-body) day-to-day

Probable Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

Sebastian Aho - Jordan Staal - Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm

Jeff Skinner - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak

Joakim Nordstrom - Patrick Brown - Phil Di Giuseppe

Defensive Pairings

Jaccob Slavin - Justin Faulk

Noah Hanifin - Brett Pesce

Klas Dahlbeck - Ryan Murphy

Goaltender

Cam Ward (23-20-10, 2.69 GAA, .904 save %, 2 SO)

Injury Report

LW-Valentin Zykow (upper-body) day-to-day, C-Jay McClement (lower-body) day-to-day

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff
Image Credit: Getty Images

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