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Flyers at Vancouver, Game 57: Lineups, Notes & How to Watch

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Scott Laughton celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 15. The Philadelphia Flyers won, 3-2. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers have averaged just 1.8 goals during their last five games.

Getting to face Vancouver, then, should be a welcome sight.

The teams will meet Saturday night at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks (21-30-4) have allowed five or more goals in their last four games — and in 26 of their 55 games.

For the season, they are surrendering 4.05 goals per game, placing them 31st in the 32-team NHL. Only Anaheim is allowing more goals per game (4.13).

Vancouver is 3-5-1 under new coach Rick Tocchet, and 1-4-1 in its last six games.

The Philadelphia Flyers (22-24-10), losers of three straight, are trying to bounce back from arguably their worst performance of the season, a 6-2 defeat Thursday in Seattle. Saturday will be their second stop on a four-game road trip.

Philly’s power play has been stagnant lately, going 1 for 16 over its last eight¬† games. But the Flyers should be able to capitalize against the Canucks. Vancouver has the NHL’s worst penalty kill (65.6% success rate).

Flyers’ expected lineup

Lines

Hayes-Cates-Tippett

JVR-Frost-Konecny

Farabee-Laughton-Allison

Deslauriers-Brown-xxxx*

* Flyers will go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen.

Defense

Provorov-York

Sanheim-Ristolainen

Seeler-DeAngelo

Braun

Goalie

Hart (16-16-9, 2.85 GAA, .911 save percentage)

Canucks’ expected lineup

Lines

Kuzmenko-Pettersson-Beauvillier

Di Giuseppe-Miller-Boeser

Podkolzin-Studnicka-Garland

Joshua-Aman-Dries

Defense

Hughes-Bear

Wolanin-Larsson-Schenn

Stillman-Myers

Goalie

Silovs (0-1, 5.11, .815)

Breakaways

Carter Hart has terrific career numbers against the Canucks: 3-0-2 record, 1.95 GAA, and .934 save percentage. … Anthony Beauvillier, acquired as part of the deal that sent Bo Horvat to the Islanders, has 10 goals in 25 career games vs. the Flyers. … Joel Farabee is goal-less in 15 straight games; he last scored Jan. 9 in Buffalo. … The Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Canucks, 3-2, in the second game of the season. Travis Konecny scored the winner with about six minutes left. … Konecny leads the Flyers in goals (26) and points (51). … Elias Pettersson has six goals over his last seven games for Vancouver. He tops the Canucks with 25 goals and 66 points. … The Canucks are averaging 3.31 goals per game (11th), and the Flyers are averaging just 2.68 (27th).

How to watch, listen

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia at 10 p.m. Radio: 97.5.

How to bet

FanDuel moneyline: Vancouver is minus-126, the Flyers are plus-105.

Pick: Flyers, 4-3.

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