Philadelphia Flyers 23 pts (8-9-7)

vs

San Jose Sharks 26 pts (12-8-2)

7 p.m. ET

Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

4-Oct

PHI 5 @ SJS 3

Wayne Simmonds

28-Nov

SJS @ PHI


Team Leaders

Flyers

Sharks

Jakub Voracek, 29

Points

Logan Couture, 19

Sean Couturier, 14

Goals

Logan Couture, 13

Jakub Voracek, 22

Assists

Joe Thornton, 11

The Flyers enter tonight’s contest the losers of eight straight games after a devastating overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night.

At least tonight is Hockey Fights Cancer Night which will serve as a distraction before the game starts.  Madeline Swanson, from Warminster, PA, will be dropping the ceremonial puck tonight.  Swanson is battling leukemia and celebrating her 10th birthday today.

Dave Hakstol did not hold a morning skate today after playing last night in Pittsburgh.  We will assume that he will skate the same lineup of skaters.  Michal Neuvirth is expected to start in goal tonight. 

The Flyers will be looking for the season sweep of the Sharks tonight as they beat them 5-3 in San Jose on opening night.  Wayne Simmonds had a hat trick that night along with single goals from Claude Giroux and Jordan Weal.  The Flyers had three power play goals on five chances.

Martin Jones, who gave up four goals on 30 shots on opening night, will not be uniform tonight.  He traveled with the team, but is out with a lower-body injury.  Aaron Dell will start tonight’s game with his 2.23 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.  The recently recalled Antoine Bibeau will serve as his backup.


Probable Flyers lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek

Danick Martel - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Travis Konecny

Dale Weise - Scott Laughton - Jori Lehtera

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Shayne Gostisbehere - Robert Hagg

Travis Sanheim - Brandon Manning

GOALTENDER

Michael Neuvirth (2-4-1, 2.59 GAA, .916 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None


Probable Sharks lineup

FORWARDS

Timo Meier - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Tomas Hertl - Logan Couture - Joonas Donskoi

Mikkel Boedker - Chris Tierney - Jannik Hansen

Melker Karlsson - Daniel O'Regan - Joel Ward

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Brenden Dillon - Brent Burns

Dylan DeMelo - Tim Heed

GOALTENDER

Aaron Dell (2-3-1, 2.23 GAA, .920 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Paul Martin (ankle) out, C-Barclay Goodrow (undisclosed) out, G-Martin Jones (lower-body) day-to-day

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: Inside Hockey