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Flyers lines at Capitals: Cam York looks to follow up strong debut; Alex Lyon in net



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The Philadelphia Flyers are set to play their penultimate game of the season tonight. The kids led the way on Friday night with Wade Allison and Joel Farabee leading the way. Cam York also looked like an experienced defenseman in his NHL debut.

The Kids Are Alright: Allison & Farabee lead Flyers past Caps in Cam York’s impressive debut

The Flyers took it to the Capitals in Friday night’s win, but Alain Vigneault is expecting more from Washington tonight.

“There’s no doubt that they’re fighting for playoff positioning and I believe that we have to expect that they’re going to have a bigger push than they did yesterday,” Vigneault said on Saturday afternoon.

The Flyers will close out their two-game set against the Capitals tonight at 7 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C.

Projected lines and pairs

Flyers forward lines

Alain Vigneault is sticking with the same winning lineup tonight against the Capitals.

Here are the projected lines for tonight’s game.

Claude GirouxSean CouturierTravis Konecny
Joel FarabeeKevin HayesJakub Voracek
James van RiemsdykScott LaughtonNicolas Aube-Kubel
Oskar LindblomNolan Patrick  – Wade Allison

Joel Farabee scored his team-leading 18th goal on Friday night. He has a two-goal lead on James van Riemsdyk and is two goals away from 20 with two games to go.

Flyers defensive pairs

Cam York will play again on a pair with Justin Braun. Braun was impressed with York on Friday night.

“I thought he looked good. Looked poised with the puck, made the right plays on the breakouts. I thought he skated well through the neutral zone,” Braun said of York. “For a first game, I thought he looked good.”

Flyers Film: Cam York looks like he belongs in impressive NHL debut

Vigneault echoed those sentiments:

“I thought he looked smooth, seems like a quiet young man, but definitely showed some positive things yesterday on the ice and hopefully he can follow it up tonight.”

Ivan Provorov –  Travis Sanheim
Samuel MorinPhilippe Myers
Cam York – Justin Braun

Shayne Gostisbehere is serving a two-game suspension for boarding Mark Friedman.

Flyers starting goalie

Alex Lyon will start tonight after Brian Elliott’s strong performance on Friday night.

Brian Elliott
Alex Lyon

Elliott will play in the season finale on Monday.

Follow us on Twitter (@PhillyHockeyNow) and keep an eye out for lineup updates as we get closer to game time.

Photo: Heather Barry Images

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