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Flyers check into Pittsburgh to avoid three-game losing streak

The Philadelphia Flyers head into Pittsburgh without much momentum after dropping two straight against the Detroit Red Wings, another team far from contention. Tonight will not be any easier, as the Pittsburgh Penguins are yet again holding down the fort in the Metropolitan, sitting at the top of the division.

Sidney Crosby remains red-hot and was noted as the NHL points leader of the last month as of January 15th, and he has always had a knack for killing the Flyers when he steps onto the ice.

With trade rumors constantly surrounding Philadelphia’s captain, this may be one of the last times we get to appreciate Claude Giroux and Crosby going head-to-head. Of course, the game will likely be tough to watch, and it will be without much offensive contribution behind whatever line he is on, but we still have him, so let’s enjoy what we can.

PHI Record: 15-24-8

PIT Record: 30-11-8

When: 7:00PM ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena

PHI Goalie: Carter Hart

PIT Goalie: Casey DeSmith

PHI Unofficial Lineup

23 Oskar Lindblom – 28 Claude Giroux – 89 Cam Atkinson

25 James van Riemsdyk – 21 Scott Laughton – 11 Travis Konecny

59 Jackson Cates – 48 Morgan Frost – 71 Max Willman

76 Isaac Ratcliffe – 82 Connor Bunnaman – 17 Zack MacEwen

9 Ivan Provorov – 61 Justin Braun

6 Travis Sanheim – 24 Nick Seeler

3 Keith Yandle – 8 Kevin Connauton

79 Carter Hart

35 Martin Jones

PIT Unofficial Lineup

59 Jake Guentzel – 87 Sidney Crosby – 17 Bryan Rust

23 Brock McGinn – 71 Evgeni Malkin – 42 Kasperi Kapanen

43 Danton Heinen – 77 Jeff Carter – 9 Evan Rodrigues

12 Zach Aston-Reese – 11 Brian Boyle – 49 Dominik Simon

8 Brian Dumoulin – 58 Kris Letang

28 Marcus Pettersson – 6 John Marino

5 Mike Matheson – 2 Chad Ruhwedel

1 Casey DeSmith

35 Tristan Jarry

Last Game PHI: 4-2 L at Detroit Red Wings

Last Game PIT: 4-2 W at New Jersey Devils

News and Notes

  • Sidney Crosby enters tonight 1 shy away from 50 goals scored against the Flyers, and 500 total in his career, and he will probably do it tonight
  • Jaromir Jagr turns 50 today and is still playing professional hockey, here are some all-time moments by this beauty.

Broadcast Info: TV – NBC Sports Philadelphia+, ESPN+, Radio – 97.5 The Fanatic

Injuries:

PHI – Wade Allison (knee), Joel Farabee (upper-body), Kevin Hayes (hip), Sean Couturier (back), Patrick Brown (knee), Nate Thompson (shoulder), Derick Brassard (hip), Ryan Ellis (lower-body), Gerry Mayhew (eye), Rasmus Ristolainen (upper-body)

PIT – Drew O’Connor (upper-body), Jason Zucker (lower-body), Louis Domingue (lower-body), Teddy Blueger (jaw)

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