Connect with us

Philadelphia Flyers

Turnpike Trouble; Flyers Game 23 vs Devils: Lines, Notes, How to Watch

Published

on

Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils
The Philadelphia Flyers host the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

For their very first meeting this season, the Philadelphia Flyers (11-10-1) host the New Jersey Devils (10-9-1) at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers will have their morning skate at 10:30 am at the Flyers Training Center in Voorhees, NJ.

Philadelphia recently had a five-game win streak, though they’ve struggled as of late. The Flyers are 2-3-0 in their last five games, with the power play going just 1-14 over that span. In addition, they’ve scored just nine goals during that same period of time.

Although Carter Hart had a late clunker go in under his skate versus Carolina, he is expected to start again against New Jersey.

Read More

Flyers’ Teenaged Goalie Prospect Is Dominating Russia

John Tortorella Reveals What Noah Cates’ Injury Really Is

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 3-2-0 in their last five against the Devils, but 4-6-0 in their last 10.

Per Moneypuck, Vitek Vanecek has been the fourth-worst goalie in the NHL, with a Goals Saved Above Expected of -6.6. By the same measure, Akira Schmid’s mark of -1.6 trumps that of Hart’s -2.2.

Also according to Moneypuck, if the Flyers defeat the Devils in regulation, New Jersey’s playoff chances will drop 4.7%, by their estimation.

After Vanecek was pulled against the New York Islanders, it’s likely Schmid faces the Flyers on Thursday.

Expected Flyers Lines

Tyson Foerster – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Bobby Brink

Joel Farabee – Scott Laughton – Cam Atkinson

Nic Deslauriers – Ryan Poehling – Garnet Hathaway

Defense

Cam York – Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula – Rasmus Ristolainen

Goaltending

Carter Hart

Sam Ersson

Expected Devils Lines

Tyler Toffoli – Jack Hughes – Dawson Mercer

Ondrej Palat – Nico Hischier – Jesper Bratt

Alexander Holtz – Michael McLeod – Curtis Lazar

Brendan Smith – Chris Tierney – Nathan Bastian

Defense

Jonas Siegenthaler – Dougie Hamilton

Luke Hughes – Colin Miller

Kevin Bahl – John Marino

Goaltending

Akira Schmid

Vitek Vanecek

Flyers Special Teams

Flyers power play: 9,86%, 29th

Flyers penalty kill: 84.06%, 11th

Devils power play: 36.76%, 1st

Devils penalty kill: 75.71%, 23rd

Flyers Game Notes

The Philadelphia Flyers have outshot their opponents in 13 of 22 games this season. They’re fourth in the NHL in shots with 708.

Philadelphia is 11-1-0 when scoring the first goal this season, and 9-2-0 when leading after the first period. The Devils, meanwhile, have notoriously struggled to score first.

Carter Hart is 6-4-0 in his career against the Devils, with one shutout and a .933 save percentage.

Vitek Vanecek is 0-3-0 in his career against the Flyers, with a .888 save percentage.

How to Watch the Flyers Game

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

For more Flyers news and up-to-date coverage, visit Philly Hockey Now and like our Facebook page.
Follow us on 𝕏:
@PhillyHockeyNow,
@ByJonBailey,
@BroadStreetBull

Get PhHN in Your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Flyers Cap Info

Copyright © 2023 National Hockey Now and Philadelphia Hockey Now. In no way affiliated with the Philadelphia Flyers or the National Hockey League.