Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart will start against the Boston Bruins on Sunday at Lake Tahoe.
Hart missed his first opportunity to start in an outdoor game at the 2019 Stadium Series. He played through an injury in the game prior and aggravated it during practice at Lincoln Financial Field.
This time, he’s healthy and ready to go.
Getting the start Sunday in Lake Tahoe…
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 19, 2021
Carter Hart has been up and down this season between the pipes. He went 2-2-1 with a .880 save percentage in his first five games, ending with his stick being broken over the crossbar after a blowout loss.
However, in his last five games, he is 3-0-2 with a .922 save percentage. That includes a 31-save performance in Thursday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.
It’s going to be an uphill battle for Carter Hart and the Flyers. The six regulars on the COVID Protocol list are unavailable for the game. The Flyers’ shorthanded lineup had a tough time scratching out a point against a lackluster Rangers squad. The Bruins are a completely different animal.
The Flyers have yet to beat the Bruins in four games this season. In fact, four of the Flyers’ six losses – and two of their three regulation losses – came at the hands of the Bruins.
The Bruins are coming off one of their worst losses of the year, however, which could be a good or bad thing. On one hand, they could be just as disorganized and sloppy as the Flyers. On the other, they could come out extra motivated to prove themselves on a national stage.
We’ll see what happens on Sunday afternoon. The game has been moved up an hour due to the weather forecast, making it a 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. local time) start.
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