Boston Bruins 24 pts (11-8-4)
Philadelphia Flyers 18 pts (8-10-7)
1 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to avoid losing a 10th straight game on Saturday afternoon as they take on the Boston Bruins in a matinee matchup.
The two teams have yet to face each other this season, and after dealing with injuries all season, unfortunately for the Flyers, the B's might be fully healthy today. However there's still one major thing today that can work in the Flyers favour, the team is scoring goals and Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask who's getting the start, has been having no problem letting them in.
The Flyers will rely on captain Claude Giroux who's riding a five game point streak (2 goals, 5 assists) which ties him for the longest active streak in the league. Last year, Giroux had four points in three games against the Bruins.
As mentioned, a loss today would match the longest losing streak in franchise history which the team has done twice, once in 2006 and once in 2008.
Not yet confirmed, Brian Elliott is expected to get the start.
Here's a look at today's probable lineups:
Probable Flyers Lineup
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek
Danick Martel - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Travis Konecny
Jori Lehtera - Scott Laughton - Dale Weise
Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald
Shayne Gostisbehere - Robert Hagg
Travis Sanheim - Brandon Manning
Probable Bruins Lineup
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Anders Bjork
Danton Heinen - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano - Ryan Spooner - David Backes
Tim Schaller - Riley Nash - Noel Acciari
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzcelyk - Kevan Miller