Philadelphia Flyers 61 pts (26-19-9)

@

Arizona Coyotes 35 pts (13-32-9)

8 p.m. ET

Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+

Radio: 93.3 WMMR FM


Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

10/30     ARI 4 @ PHI 3 OT              Alex Goligoski

2/10       PHI @ ARI           


Team Leaders

Flyers                                                                    Coyotes

Jakub Voracek, 63              Points                 Clayton Keller, 37

Sean Couturier, 27             Goals                  Clayton Keller, 15

Jakub Voracek, 52              Assists                 Derek Stepan, 24


The Flyers start a busy weekend with tonight’s game at the lowly Arizona Coyotes.  Although, the Coyotes sit at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, the Flyers need to be careful of getting caught looking ahead to tomorrow’s game at the Vegas Golden Knights.  The Coyotes may only have 13 wins on the season, but one of those was against the Flyers back in October.

The Coyotes are ranked 30th in the NHL scoring with just 2.31 goals per game, just ahead of the Buffalo Sabres and their 2.30 goal per game average.  If the Flyers can jump out to an early lead, the Coyotes just don’t have the fire power to mount a big comeback.

Drawing penalties will be a key to victory tonight as well.  The Flyers have the NHL’s fourth best road power play with 21 goals in 91 attempts (23.1%) and will face the league’s 28th ranked home penalty kill at just 76.2%. In fact, the Coyotes can’t do much at all on special teams at home as they also have the NHL’s worst home power play.

Dave Hakstol will use the same line combinations and defensive pairings that beat the Montreal Canadiens last time out.


Probable Flyers Lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny

Jakub Voracek - Nolan Patrick - Wayne Simmonds

Michael Raffl - Scott Laughton - Jordan Weal

Jori Lehtera - Valtteri Filppula - Dale Weise

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere

Robert Hagg - Andrew MacDonald

Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas

GOALTENDER

Brian Elliott (21-11-7, 2.72 GAA, .909 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None


Probable Coyotes Lineup

FORWARDS

Brendan Perlini - Derek Stepan - Clayton Keller

Zac Rinaldo - Max Domi - Christian Fischer

Richard Panik - Christian Dvorak - Josh Archibald

Jordan Martinook - Brad Richardson - Nick Cousins

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Jason Demers

Jakob Chychrun - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Alex Goligoski - Luke Schenn

GOALTENDER

Antti Raanta (9-14-5, 2.63 GAA, .915 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

None

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