The Philadelphia Flyers are back in action after the All-Star break, taking on the Detroit Red Wings in the first half of a home and home series. Heading into the break the Flyers nabbed two straight wins (rare) and everyone got a much needed break from the Orange and Black. However, now they’re back and better than ever and I’m ready to have my heart broken again! Let’s take a look at this matchup below.
PHI Record: 15-22-8, 38 pts, 7th in Metropolitan
DET Record: 20-21-6, 46 pts, 5th in Atlantic
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
PHI Goalie: Carter Hart
DET Goalie: Alex Nedeljkovic
PHI Projected Lineup
Oskar Lindblom – Claude Giroux – Cam Atkinson
James van Riemsdyk – Scott Laughton – Travis Konecny
Gerry Mayhew – Derick Brassard – Max Willman
Isaac Ratcliffe – Connor Bunnaman – Zack MacEwen
Ivan Provorov – Justin Braun
Travis Sanheim – Rasmus Ristolainen
Keith Yandle – Nick Seeler
DET Projected Lineup
Filip Zadina – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Tyler Bertuzzi – Pius Suter – Robby Fabbri
Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne
Sam Gagner – Joe Veleno – Gemel Smith
Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider
Marc Staal – Filip Hronek
Jordan Oesterle – Gustav Lindstrom
Last Game PHI: 3-1 W vs WPG
Last Game DET: 5-3 L vs LAK
News and Notes
- Derick Brassard will be making his return to the lineup vs Detroit. He has 11 points in 19 games this season.
- The Flyers have won five straight vs the Red Wings, with a all-time record of 72-52-21.
- Fun Fact: There has only been one Flyers penalty shot in history versus the Red Wings. Way back on March 7th, 1974, Bill Clement and his legendary cookie duster mustache couldn’t tuck one home by Jim Rutherford in the Flyers’ only penalty shot chance against the Red Wings.
Broadcast Info: Stream: TV: NBCSP, ESPN+, Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
PHI: Wade Allison (knee), Joel Farabee (upper-body), Kevin Hayes (hip), Sean Couturier (upper-body), Patrick Brown (knee), Nate Thompson (shoulder), Ryan Ellis (lower-body).
DET: Nick Leddy (upper-body), Troy Stecher (wrist), Jakub Vrana (shoulder), Mitchell Stephens (lower-body), Carter Rowney (undisclosed), Riley Barber (lower-body)