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Keystone Clash; Flyers Game 24 vs Penguins: Lines, Notes, How to Watch

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The Philadelphia Flyers will travel to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first Keystone State Rivalry game of the season.

For their very Keystone State Rivalry matchup this season, the Philadelphia Flyers (11-10-2) travel to face the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-10-1) at 7 p.m. at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Flyers will have their morning skate at 11:30 am at the PPG Paints Arena prior to Saturday’s puck drop.

Philadelphia is just 1-3-1 in their last five games, and their 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils is their only game over that stretch with multiple goals for.

The NHL credited Tyson Foerster with a second goal in that game, giving him two goals and an assist in his last two games. Foerster also scored the game-winning shootout goal against the New York Islanders on Nov. 25.

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The Philadelphia Flyers are 1-3-1 in their last five against the Penguins, and 3-5-2 in their last 10.

The Flyers are going to be coming out with a lot to prove Saturday. Joel Farabee was just benched for an entire game after just 56 seconds of ice time, and Garnet Hathaway was questionably ejected on a boarding penalty. The team collectively agreed postgame that they needed to be better for Carter Hart, but were also careful to air their grievances with the Hathaway penalty.

If the Penguins lose to the Flyers in regulation, their playoff chances will drop by 5%, per Moneypuck.

It’s still unclear who will start for the Penguins and the Flyers, but Carter Hart and Tristan Jarry have been busy lately.

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

Sam Ersson

Carter Hart

Expected Penguins Lines

Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Bryan Rust

Drew O’Connor – Evgeni Malkin – Reilly Smith

Radim Zohorna – Lars Eller – Jansen Harkins

Matt Nieto – Noel Acciari – Jeff Carter

Defense

Marcus Pettersson – Erik Karlsson

John Ludvig – Kris Letang

Ryan Shea – Ryan Graves

Goaltending

Alex Nedeljkovic

Tristan Jarry

Flyers Special Teams

Flyers power play: 11.69%, 27th

Flyers penalty kill: 83.78%, 10th

Penguins power play: 11.86%, 26th

Penguins penalty kill: 85.29%, 8th

Flyers Game Notes

The Philadelphia Flyers have not won a game this year in which their opponents have scored first.

Travis Konecny has 11 goals and 11 assists in 26 career games against Pittsburgh, and is three assists away from 200 in his NHL career.   .

Sam Ersson is 0-1-0 in his career against the Penguins with a .900 save percentage. Carter Hart is 4-5-2 with a .894 save percentage.

Tristan Jarry is 10-4-1 in his career against the Flyers, but with a save percentage of only .903. Alex Nedeljkovic is 2-2-0 with a .891 save percentage.

How to Watch the Flyers Game

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

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