March 16, 2017
Greg Boysen

Philadelphia Flyers 72 pts (32-29-8)

@

New Jersey Devils 62 pts (25-31-12)

7 pm ET

Prudential Center – Newark, NJ

TV: CSN-PH

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Winning Goal

22-Dec

PHI 0 @ NJD 4

PA Parenteau

21-Jan

NJD 4 @ PHI 1

Kyle Palmieri

16-Mar

PHI @ NJD

1-Apr

NJD @ PHI

4-Apr

PHI @ NJD

Team Leaders

Flyers

Devils

Goals

Goals

Wayne Simmonds, 28

Kyle Palmieri, 22

Assists

Assists

Jakub Voracek, 37

Taylor Hall, 29

Points

Points

Jakub Voracek, 54

K. Palmieri/T. Hall, 44

If the Flyers are going to have any chance at making the Stanley Cup playoffs this season they are going to need to find a way to beat the New Jersey Devils.  Tonight is the first of three games with the Devils before the end of the season and they were outscored 8-1 by New Jersey in their first two meetings.  New Jersey enters tonight’s game losers of 10 straight games, so there is no excuse for anything less than two points.

A win tonight will go a long way for the Flyers with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing each other.  As long as that game ends in regulation, the Flyers have a chance of gaining four points on one of the two teams ahead of them in the wild card standings within the 24 hours.

The Flyers did not hold a morning skate today after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.  With the way the team performed in the 4-0 win, we should not expect to any lineup changes.  Steve Mason was not a very busy man last night, so he is likely to get start again tonight.  We do know that the Devils will start backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid.

Probable Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Nick Cousins - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds

Travis Konecny  - Valtteri Filppula - Jakub Voracek

Brayden Schenn - Sean Couturier – Dale Weise

Chris VandeVelde - Pierre-Édouard Bellemare - Matt Read

Defensive Pairings

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Michael Del Zotto - Radko Gudas

Nick Schultz - Shayne Gostisbehere

Goaltender

Steven Mason (20-19-7, 2.71 GAA, .907 save %, 3 SO)

Injury Report

LW-Michael Raffl (lower-body) out, D-Brandon Mannin (upper-body) out, C-Jordan Weal (lower-body) day-to-day

Probable Devils Lineups

Forwards

Taylor Hall - Travis Zajac - Kyle Palmieri

Joseph Blandisi - Adam Henrique - Beau Bennett

Pavel Zacha - John Quenneville - Stefan Noesen

Blake Pietila - Kevin Rooney - Miles Wood

Defensive Pairings

Andy Greene - Ben Lovejoy

John Moore - Damon Severson

Jon Merrill - Dalton Prout

Goaltender

Keith Kinkaid (6-9-2, 2.67 GAA, .917 save %, 0 SO)

Injury Report

C-Marc Savard (concussion) out, C-Jacob Josefson (upper-body) out, LW-Mike Cammalleri (upper-body) day-to-day

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff
Image Credit: AP