January 10, 2017
Greg Boysen

Philadelphia Flyers 48 pts (21-15-6)

@

Buffalo Sabres 39 pts (15-15-9)

7 pm ET

KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY

TV: CSN-PH

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

25-Oct

BUF 3 @ PHI 4 SO

Jakub Vorcaek

10-Jan

PHI @ BUF

7-Mar

PHI @ BUF

Team Leaders

Flyers

Sabres

Goals

Goals

Wayne Simmonds, 17

Kyle Okposo, 12

Assists

Assists

Jakub Voracek, 26

Rasmus Ristolainen, 26

Points

Points

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

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Radko Gudas - Michael Del Zotto

Andrew MacDonald – Ivan Provorov

Shayne Gostisbehere – Brandon Manning

Goaltender

Steve Mason (14-13-6, 2.79 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

Injury Report

D-Mark Streit (shoulder) out

Probable Sabres Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen

Zach Bogosian - Cody Franson

Justin Falk -Taylor Fedun

Goaltender

Anders Nilsson (6-3-4, 2.48 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)

Injury Report

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

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