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Metropolitan-leading Flyers host Hurricanes in Saturday night showdown

In a battle of two of the top three teams in the Metropolitan Division, the Philadelphia Flyers host the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Wells Fargo Center before preparing to head out on a three-game road trip.

The Flyers enter the contest with an improbable 5-2-0 record and are atop the Metropolitan Division for the time being, while the Hurricanes sit in third with a 4-2-1 record.

Philadelphia responded from a dreadful 3-0 showing against the San Jose Sharks last Sunday with a resilient 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday. Carter Hart was the star of the show in the victory, making a career-high 48 saves while Tony DeAngelo, Scott Laughton, Zack MacEwen, and Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers.

Carolina is looking to rebound after a 6-2 blowout loss at home against the New York Islanders last night. Frederik Andersen only made 26 saves for the Hurricanes as Martin Nečas and Brent Burns got on the scoresheet at PNC Arena.

PHI Record: 5-2-0, 10 pts, 1st in Metropolitan

CAR Record: 4-2-1, 9 pts, 3rd in Metropolitan

Last Game PHI: 10/27/22, 4-3 W vs. Florida

Last Game CAR: 10/28/22, 6-2 L vs. NY Islanders

When: 7:00pm ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

PHI Goalie: Carter Hart (5-0-0, .947 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 0 SO)

CAR Goalie: Antti Raanta (1-0-1, .922 SV%, 1.93 GAA, 0 SO)

PHI Projected Lineup

#86 Joel Farabee – #13 Kevin Hayes – #11 Travis Konecny

#49 Noah Cates – #21 Scott Laughton – #74 Owen Tippett

#20 Kieffer Bellows – #48 Morgan Frost – #17 Zack MacEwen

#44 Nicolas Deslauriers – #23 Lukáš Sedlák – #57 Wade Allison

#9 Ivan Provorov – #77 Tony DeAngelo

#6 Travis Sanheim – #55 Rasmus Ristolainen

#24 Nick Seeler – #61 Justin Braun

#79 Carter Hart

#32 Felix Sandström

CAR Projected Lineup

#86 Teuvo Teräväinen – #20 Sebastian Aho – #24 Seth Jarvis

#37 Andrei Svechnikov – #82 Jesperi Kotkaniemi – #88 Martin Nečas

#48 Jordan Martinook – #11 Jordan Staal – #71 Jesper Fast

#23 Stefan Noesen – #26 Paul Stastny – #21 Derek Stepan

#74 Jaccob Slavin – #8 Brent Burns

#76 Brady Skjei – #22 Brett Pesce

#15 Dylan Coghlan – #5 Jalen Chatfield

#32 Antti Raanta

#31 Frederik Andersen

PHI Injuries: Cam Atkinson (lower-body), Sean Couturier (back), Patrick Brown (back), Bobby Brink (hip), Ryan Ellis (lower-body), Artem Anisimov (PTO, lower-body), James van Riemsdyk (finger)

CAR Injuries: Ondřej Kaše (concussion), Calvin de Haan (undisclosed)

News and Notes

– Kieffer Bellows will be making his debut for the Flyers tonight after being claimed off waivers from the Islanders on Thursday. Bellows is slated to skate on the third line with Morgan Frost and Zack MacEwen.

– This is the 153rd all-time meeting between the Flyers and Hurricanes dating back to Carolina’s history as the Hartford Whalers when they entered the league in 1979. Philadelphia owns an 88-40-14-10 advantage in the series.

– Carter Hart enters tonight’s matchup 2nd in the NHL in wins (5), 4th in save percentage (.947), and 8th in goals against average (2.00).

– Hart can win his sixth consecutive contest tonight. The last time a Flyers goaltender won that many in a row, it was Hart with seven straight from February 18th, 2020 to March 3rd, 2020, and he also won seven straight from January 14th, 2019 to February 4th, 2019. The last player to accomplish the feat not named Carter Hart was Steve Mason, who won eight straight from November 29th, 2016 to December 14th, 2016.

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

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