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Flyers-Panthers, Game 70: Lineups, Notes & How to Watch

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Owen Tippett, Kevin Hayes, Joel Farabee, Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers' Owen Tippett, Kevin Hayes and Joel Farabee (l to r) celebrate a goal vs. Florida this season. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers will try to slow down the surging Florida Panthers on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Panthers are riding a seven-game point streak (6-0-1), and they have climbed into a playoff spot.

Philly (25-32-12) is rested, while Florida (36-27-7) is playing its second game in as many nights. The Panthers won in Detroit on Monday, 5-2, as Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov became the all-time leading scorer in franchise history.

With the win, Florida moved into a playoff spot for the first time in nearly a month, slipping a point ahead of Pittsburgh for the final Eastern Conference wild card.

The Flyers collected three of a possible four points over their last two games, beating Buffalo, 5-2, and losing in overtime to Carolina, 5-4. In the latter game, the Hurricanes tied it with three-tenths of a second left in regulation, then won early in the overtime.

The Flyers and Panthers split a pair of 4-3 decisions in October. This is their first meeting since the Flyers’ 4-3 win on Oct. 27. Carter Hart made 48 saves, and Joel Farabee had a goal and an assist in that victory.

Flyers’ expected lineup

Farabee-Cates-Tippett

JVR-Hayes-Allison

Lemieux-Frost-Foerster

Deslauriers-Laughton-Rotating RW

Defense

Provorov-York

Sanheim-Ristolainen

Seeler-DeAngelo

Zamula

Goalie

Hart (18-21-10, 2.94 GAA, .907 SP)

Panthers’ expected lineup

Lundell-Barkov-Reinhart

Verhaeghe-Luostarinen-Tkachuk

Lomberg-E. Staal-Cousins

Smith-White-Duclair

Defense

Forsling-Ekblad

M. Staal-Montour

Mahura-Gudas

Goalie

Lyon (3-2-1, 3.89,.892)

Breakaways

Owen Tippett, who will be facing his former team, is having a breakout season with 21 goals. The right winger has five points (3-2) over his last two games. … Alex Lyon, 30, has never faced his former team, the Flyers. … Nick Seeler, who has climbed into the conversation for the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers’ best defenseman, is plus-4 over his last three games. He leads the Flyers with a plus-7 rating. … Egor Zamula, recalled Monday from the Phantoms, will be in the Flyers’ lineup. … After not scoring in 26 straight games, Farabee has goals in each of the last two contests

Sam Reinhart has 26 goals, including five over his last five games. … Sizzling LW Matthew Tkachuk, who is in his first year with Florida, leads the team with 95 points (33-62). He has 11 points over his last five games. … Carter Verhaeghe paces the Cats with 36 goals. … Florida is averaging 3.50 goals per game (4th in NHL), nearly a goal per game more than the Flyers’ average of 2.61 (30th). … Philly leads the all-time series, 56-37-13.

How to watch, listen

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic.

How to bet

FanDuel moneyline: Florida minus-184, Flyers plus-152.

Pick: Panthers, 4-3.

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