Philadelphia Flyers 25 pts (9-11-7)

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Edmonton Oilers 24 pts (11-14-2)

9:30 p.m ET

Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic


Season Series/Schedule

Date                      Game                                    GWG

10/21                     EDM 1 @ PHI 2                  Wayne Simmonds

12/6                       PHI @ EDM        


Team Leaders

Flyers                                                                    Oilers

Jakub Voracek, 33            Points                   Connor McDavid, 32

Sean Couturier, 14           Goals                    Connor McDavid, 11

Jakub Voracek, 26            Assists                  Connor McDavid, 21


The Flyers and Oilers head into tonight’s matchup both coming off of wins over the Calgary Flames.  The Oilers beat their Alberta rivals 7-5 on Saturday before the Flyers snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 5-2 win in Calgary on Monday.

The Flyers won the first meeting of the year between these two teams with a 2-1 victory at the Wells Fargo Center back on October 21.  Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds both scored while Brian Elliott made 23 saves.

Both goaltender Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Brandon Manning were placed on injured reserve today.  Alex Lyon was recalled for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and will backup Elliott while Neuvirth is out, which expected to only be about a week.

Mark Alt will take Manning’s place in the lineup tonight.  T.J. Brennan was recalled to be an extra body, but it is doubtful he will see any game action.  Manning will be out for three to four weeks, but Radko Gudas has just two games left on his 10-game suspension and will be back in the lineup when the Flyers return home against the Toronto Maple Leafs next Tuesday.


Probable Flyers Lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Jakub Voracek

Jordan Weal - Nolan Patrick - Travis Konecny

Taylor Leier - Scott Laughton - Dale Weise

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald

Shayne Gostisbehere - Robert Hagg

Travis Sanheim – Mark Alt

GOALTENDER

Brian Elliott (7-6-6, 2.93 GAA, .908 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

G-Michal Neuvirth (lower-body out, D-Brandon Manning (upper-body) out


Probable Oilers Lineup

FORWARDS

Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jesse Puljujarvi

Patrick Maroon - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Michael Cammalleri

Drake Caggiula - Leon Draisaitl - Ryan Strome

Jujhar Khaira - Mark Letestu - Zack Kassian

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Darnell Nurse - Kris Russell

Oscar Klefbom - Matt Benning

Yohann Auvitu - Eric Gryba

GOALTENDER

Laurent Brossoit (1-4-1, 3.80 GAA, .872 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

D-Andrej Sekera (knee) out, G-Cam Talbot (upper-body) out, D-Adam Larsson (upper-body) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: USA Today