Flyers host Jets to try and spark win streak before All-Star break
The Philadelphia Flyers will take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight at Wells Fargo Center in their final game before the All-Star break. After tonight, Philadelphia will be on an 8-day vacation until February 9th when they host the Detroit Red Wings.
The Flyers ended a franchise record 13-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings, as Scott Laughton rammed home the game-winner and Cam Atkinson scored two goals in the affair to take the team lead at 17 this season.
Winnipeg is currently in the midst of a down season and sits sixth in the Central Division. The Jets recently ended a losing streak of their own on Saturday as well, as they defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on the road to end a season-high six-game slump.
Like Philadelphia, the Jets had high expectations entering the season, have struggled numerous times throughout, have an interim head coach behind the bench, and have not received enough production from some of their top players. Both teams are looking to right the ship and get another win tonight in what will be a tough battle for both sides.
PHI Record: 14-22-8
WPG Record: 18-16-7
When: 7:00PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center
PHI Goalie: Carter Hart
WPG Goalie: Connor Hellebuyck
PHI Unofficial Lineup
23 Oskar Lindblom – 28 Claude Giroux – 89 Cam Atkinson
25 James van Riemsdyk – 21 Scott Laughton – 11 Travis Konecny
71 Max Willman – 48 Morgan Frost – 20 Gerry Mayhew
76 Isaac Ratcliffe – 82 Connor Bunnaman – 17 Zack MacEwen
9 Ivan Provorov – 61 Justin Braun
6 Travis Sanheim – 70 Rasmus Ristolainen
3 Keith Yandle – 45 Cam York
79 Carter Hart
35 Martin Jones
WPG Unofficial Lineup
9 Andrew Copp – 55 Mark Scheifele – 26 Blake Wheeler
81 Kyle Connor – 80 Pierre-Luc Dubois – 91 Cole Perfetti
25 Paul Stastny – 17 Adam Lowry – 22 Austin Poganski
12 Jansen Harkins – 21 Dominic Toninato – 93 Kristian Vesalainen
5 Brenden Dillon – 88 Nate Schmidt
14 Ville Heinola – 4 Neal Pionk
44 Josh Morissey – 65 Johnathan Kovacevic
37 Connor Hellebuyck
1 Eric Comrie
Last Game PHI: 4-3 OT W vs Los Angeles Kings
Last Game WPG: 4-1 W vs St. Louis Blues
News and Notes
- Gerry Mayhew scored another goal on Saturday against Los Angeles. He’s on a two-game goal streak and has goals in three of his last five games. Look for him to be dangerous on that recently-dominant third line again with Max Willman and Morgan Frost.
- This is the 22nd all-time meeting between the clubs since the Jets moved from Atlanta in 2011. The Flyers own a 12-6-3 advantage over Winnipeg in that time.
- The last time the Jets visited Wells Fargo Center was February 22nd, 2020. The Flyers won that game behind goals from Scott Laughton (2), Sean Couturier, and Tyler Pitlick while Carter Hart made 27 saves in goal.
Broadcast Info: NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN+, 97.5 The Fanatic
PHI – Ryan Ellis (lower-body), Sean Couturier (upper-body), Nate Thompson (shoulder), Derick Brassard (hip), Patrick Brown (knee), Kevin Hayes (hip), Joel Farabee (upper-body), Wade Allison (knee)
WPG – Nikolaj Ehlers (knee), Nathan Beaulieu (lower-body), C.J. Suess (hand), Logan Stanley (upper-body), David Gustafsson (undisclosed), Dylan Samberg (upper-body)