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Flyers vs. Red Wings, Game 47: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

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Philadelphia Flyers, Ivan Provorov, Detroit Red Wings
Ivan Provorov and the Philadelphia Flyers will play in Detroit on Saturday night. Photo: AP.

During what has been a brutal stretch of games, the Philadelphia Flyers (19-20-7) will have yet another back-to-back situation this weekend. It starts with a matchup against the host Detroit Red Wings (19-17-8) on Saturday night.

This marks the ninth back-to-back set for the Flyers this season. They will play a total of 15 back-to-backs.

After a three-game losing streak, Detroit was back in the win column Thursday. Joe Veleno had the game-winning goal in the 3-2 victory. Tyler Bertuzzi left the game with a lower-body injury. He will not be available against Philadelphia.

The Flyers looked flat in their 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. Morgan Frost scored the only goal for Philadelphia. Former Flyer Petr Mrazek stopped 37 of 38 shots for Chicago.

To be honest, I think they just outworked us and clearly, we lacked some energy there,” Frost said on what he felt went wrong. “I don’t know what the cause of that is, but they played harder. I don’t think we deserved to win.”

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This is the first of three matchups between the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. They’ll meet again March 5 and will finish up the season series March 25.

The last time these teams played was March 22 of last season. Oskar Sundqvist had two points in his Wings debut. Detroit would go on to win 6-3. Joel Farabee had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia.

In January, Detroit has lost six of nine games, while the Flyers have won six of  eight games.

Flyers’ expected lines

van Riemsdyk – Frost – Tippett

Farabee – Cates – Konecny

Hayes – Laughton – Allison

Deslauriers – Brown – MacEwen

Defense

Provorov – York

Sanheim – DeAngelo

Seeler – Ristolainen

Goalie

Hart

Red Wings’ expected lines

Kubalik – Larkin – Raymond

Rasmussen – Copp – Perron

Erne – Suter – Fabbri

Sundqvist – Veleno – Berggren

Defense

Walman – Seider

Chiarot – Hronek

Maatta – Oesterle

Goalie

Husso

Breakaways

Dylan Larkin has two goals and six assists during a six game point streak. He leads Detroit with 15 goals and 41 points. … Scott Laughton has seven points in his last five games. He needs six more points to set a new career high. … Husso (15-10-5) has played well in his first season in Detroit. Along with three shutouts, he’s posted a 3.06 GAA and a .900 save percentage. Hart (13-14-6) has a 3.00 GAA and a .907 save percentage.

The Flyers are 2-5-1 in the first half of back-to-backs.

Philadelphia is 5-1-0 in its last six road games. The Flyers have an 9-9-6 record away from the Wells Fargo Center.

How to Watch & Listen

TV: 7 p.m. on NBCSP | Radio: 93.3 WMMR

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