Philadelphia Flyers 79 pts (34-22-11)

@

Boston Bruins 90 pts (41-15-8)

7 p.m. ET

TD Garden – Boston, MA

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NHLN-US

Radio: 93.3 FM WMMR


Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

12/2       BOS 3 @ PHI 0                   Ryan Spooner

3/8         PHI @ BOS         

4/1         BOS @ PHI         


Team Leaders

Flyers                                                                    Bruins

Claude Giroux, 79             Points                  Brad Marchand, 66

Sean Couturier, 29           Goals                    Brad Marchand, 28

Jakub Voracek, 57            Assists                  Brad Marchand, 38


After playing so well during the month of February, the Flyers are 0-3-1 so far in March.  They will look to snap their four-game skid at the Boston Bruins tonight.

The Flyers could be catching the Bruins at the right time as they will be missing a trio of key players tonight.  Patrice Bergeron is out with a fractured foot; defenseman Charlie McAvoy is on the shelf with a sprained knee and David Backes will be serving the first game of three-game suspension for an illegal check on Frans Nielsen of the Detroit Red Wings.

Even with the injuries, the Bruins have won their last four games and seven of their last 10.  Newcomer Rick Nash has been a nice fit in Boston and he has helped to pick up the slack from Bergeron’s absence.

The Flyers will need to figure out a way to start cashing in on the power play again.  They have just one goal in their last 19 chances.  Claude Giroux used a well-known expletive to describe how the unit played after an 0-for-5 night versus Pittsburgh.

Alex Lyon is expected to start in goal for the Flyers tonight and he will be opposed by Tuukka Rask, who has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.  Rask stopped all 28 shots he saw in a 3-0 win over the Flyers back in December.


Probable Flyers Lineup

FORWARDS

Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom - Nolan Patrick - Jakub Voracek

Jordan Weal - Valtteri Filppula - Wayne Simmonds

Jori Lehtera - Scott Laughton - Michael Raffl

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere

Robert Hagg - Andrew MacDonald

Brandon Manning - Radko Gudas

GOALTENDER

Alex Lyon (2-1-0, 2.88 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

G-Brian Elliott (core muscle) out, G-Michal Neuvirth (lower-body) out


Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Brad Marchand - Riley Nash - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Rick Nash

Danton Heinen - Tommy Wingels - Brian Gionta

Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly – Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug - Nick Holden

Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Tuukka Rask (26-11-4, 2.28 GAA, .919 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Anders Bjork (shoulder) out, C-Patrice Bergeron (foot) out, D-Charlie McAvoy (MCL) out, C-David Backes (suspension) out

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