Philadelphia Flyers 81 pts (35-23-11)
Vegas Golden Knights 93 pts (44-19-5)
7 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 FM The Fanatic
Date Game GWG
2/11 PHI 4 @ VGK 1 Andrew MacDonald
3/12 VGK @ PHI
Flyers Golden Knights
Claude Giroux. 81 Points Jonathan Marchessault, 65
Sean Couturier, 29 Goals William Karlsson, 35
Jakub Voracek, 58 Assists David Perron, 45
Back in February the Flyers gave the Golden Knights one of their league low seven regulation losses on home ice. They will look to complete to season sweep as the NHL’s newest franchise makes their first ever appearance at the Wells Fargo Center tonight.
The Knights have been one of the best storylines of the 2017-18 as they have spent much of the season atop the Western Conference. The Nashville Predators current 10-0-1 stretch has vaulted them past Vegas for the top spot in the West, but the Knights still have a comfortable 12-point cushion over the San Jose Sharks for first place of the Pacific Division.
Vegas comes limping into Philadelphia with a very lengthy injury list. Key forwards James Neal, Riley Smith and Oscar Lindberg will all miss tonight’s game.
Dave Hakstol will use the same lineup we saw snap the Flyers five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
The Flyers need to start piling up points again. Even though they are still in third place in the Metropolitan Division, the New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers have all been playing very well of late, so playoff berth is far from guaranteed with just 13 games remaining on the regular season schedule.
Probable Flyers Lineup
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom - Nolan Patrick - Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Wayne Simmonds
Jori Lehtera - Scott Laughton - Matt Read
Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Sanheim
Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas
Petr Mrazek (12-10-4, 2.87 GAA, .907 save %, 4 SO)
G-Brian Elliott (core muscle) out, G-Michal Neuvirth (lower-body) out, D-Johnny Oduya (lower-body) out, D-Robert Hagg (lower-body) out
Probable Golden Knights Lineup
Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Tomas Tatar
David Perron - Erik Haula - Tomas Hyka
Ryan Carpenter - Cody Eakin - Alex Tuch
Tomas Nosek - Pierre-Édouard Bellemare - Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb - Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore - Deryk Engelland
Colin Miller - Brad Hunt
Marc-Andre Fleury (24-9-3, 2.16 GAA, .930 save %, 3 SO)
D-Clayton Stoner (abdomen) out, RW-David Clarkson (back) out, C-Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) out, LW-William Carrier (undisclosed) out, G-Malcolm Subban (hand), LW-Oscar Lindberg (upper-body) out, RW-James Neal (lower-body) out, D-Luca Sbisa (undisclosed), Riley Smith (upper-body) out