For the first time in team history, the Philadelphia Flyers will play in the 5,000-seat capacity Mullett Arena as they continue their 4-game road trip.
After a tough OT loss to Vegas, the Flyers look to rebound against the struggling Coyotes. Scott Laughton potted the lonely goal, and Carter Hart made one of his best saves of the season. While the team seems to be a struggling OT group, they gave Vegas a run for their money with a great performance and a disappointing outcome.
The ex-Flyer, Shayne Gostisbehere, sits nice with 20 points as the Coyotes’ best defenseman, clearly feeling like his old self. He would sit only behind Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny for most points on the Flyers. At the same time, Tony DeAngelo for the Flyers seems to be another healthy scratch, keeping Cam York in the line up for another night.
While the team didn’t have a shot at a power play in the Vegas game, they still sit at 28th in the league with a 16.7% scoring rate. Their penalty kill has jumped up to 23rd with a 75.3% success rate. It’s clear that if the Flyers want to beat other bottom-dwelling teams, these units need to figure it out.
PHI Record: 9-13-6, 24pts, 7th in Metropolitan
ARI Record: 8-13-4, 20pts, 7th in Central
Last Game PHI: 12/9/22, 2-1 OTL at Vegas
Last Game ARI: 12/9/22, 4-3 W vs. Boston
When: 7:00pm ET
Where: Mullett Arena, Tempe, AZ
PHI Goalie: Carter Hart (8-8-5, .913 SV%, 2.75 GAA, 0 SO)
ARI Goalie: Karel Vejmelka (7-7-3, .913 SV%, 3.03 GAA, 2 SO)
PHI Projected Lineup
#13 Kevin Hayes – #49 Noah Cates – #11 Travis Konecny
#86 Joel Farabee – #21 Scott Laughton – #74 Owen Tippett
#25 James van Riemsdyk – #48 Morgan Frost – #17 MacEwen
#44 Nicolas Deslauriers – #38 Patrick Brown – #23 Lukáš Sedlák
#9 Ivan Provorov – #55 Rasmus Ristolainen
#6 Travis Sanheim – #61 Justin Braun
#45 Cam York – #24 Nick Seeler
#79 Carter Hart
#32 Felix Sandström
ARI Projected Lineup
#9 Clayton Keller – #72 Travis Boyd – #8 Nick Schmaltz
#67 Lawson Crouse – #17 Nick Bjugstad – #63 Matias Maccelli
#38 Liam O’Brien – #22 Jack McBain – #36 Christian Fischer
#12 Nick Ritchie – #29 Barrett Hayton
#6 Jakob Chychrun – #14 Shayne Gostisbehere
#90 J.J. Moser – #3 Josh Brown
#2 Patrik Nemeth – #51 Troy Stecher
#4 Juuso Välimäki
#70 Karel Vejmelka
#39 Connor Ingram
PHI Injuries: Sean Couturier (back), Bobby Brink (hip), Ryan Ellis (hip), Wade Allison (hip), Tanner Laczynski (upper-body)
Scratched: Cam Atkinson, Max Willman, Tony DeAngelo
ARI Injuries: none
Scratched: Zack Kassian, Dysin Mayo
News and Notes
– The Coyotes will be playing just their 6th home game this season.
– The Flyers have won just 2 of their last 16 games and look to get their first win in their first game at Mullett Arena.
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