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