The Philadelphia Flyers will look for a better effort tonight. They looked lifeless in their first game after the trade deadline in an uninspiring effort against the Capitals.
It doesn’t get any easier from here, though. The Flyers are in Pittsburgh tonight and will host the Capitals and Islanders this weekend.
Alain Vigneault and Claude Giroux spoke before the game about needing to pay better. They aren’t admitting defeat just yet, who knows what can happen, but it seems like the focus is quickly shifting to the offseason.
Here is the Flyers lineup against the Penguins:
Flyers forward lines
These are the projected lines for tonight:
The top line would remain intact, with the second line carrying over from the latter portion of Tuesday’s game. Konecny was with Laughton and Patrick in D.C., and with Laczynski being in the lineup, these combinations make sense.
Flyers defensive pairs
The Flyers might have a rotation on defense for the rest of the way. Phil Myers will return to the lineup tonight in place of Sam Morin.
Vigneault said that he wants to keep Samuel Morin fresh and available for two physical games this weekend.
Flyers starting goalie
It’s starter Hart tonight in Pittsburgh.
There are 14 games left in the regular season. The Flyers need to it out strong, even if the playoffs are out of reach.
Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. ET tonight in Pittsburgh.
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