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Flyers preview vs Devils: Lineups and how to watch



Philadelphia Flyers preview
Philadelphia Flyers forward Bobby Brink drives the crease against New Jersey Devils goalie Akira Schmid. (Photo: AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers (17-10-3) will head north to visit the New Jersey Devils (16-11-1) at 7 p.m. at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night. With their latest win against the Detroit Red Wings, the Flyers have extended their season-long point streak to a jaw-dropping eight (!) games. Neither the Flyers nor the Devils have truly gotten the better of each other in recent seasons; the Flyers are 4-5-1 in their last 10 against New Jersey, whereas the Devils are 6-4-0 in their last 10 against Philadelphia.

The Flyers will not hold a morning skate prior to their 7 p.m. puck drop on Tuesday.

Flyers lines vs Devils, Dec. 19

Tyson Foerster – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Bobby Brink

Joel Farabee – Ryan Poehling – Cam Atkinson

Nick Deslauriers – Scott Laughton – Garnet Hathaway

Flyers defense

Cam York – Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula – Rasmus Ristolainen

Flyers goalies

Carter Hart appears to be over his latest illness, and should start for the Flyers to give Sam Ersson a rest. Sean Couturier (maintenance day) and Travis Sanheim (illness) are both expected to be in Philadelphia’s lineup against the Devils.

Flyers preview

  • Travis Konecny recorded his 200th career NHL assist against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
  • Cam Atkinson leads the Philadelphia Flyers in career scoring against the Devils, with 15 goals, 9 assists, and 24 points in 38 games.
    • Sean Couturier is second with 13 goals, 10 assists, and 23 points in 45 games played.
  • Carter Hart is 6-4-1 in his career against the Devils with one shutout and a .928 save percentage. Akira Schmid is 3-0-0 against the Flyers with one shutout and a .946 save percentage.
    • Vitek Vanecek, on the other hand, is 0-3-0 in his career against Philadelphia, with a .888 save percentage.
  • The Flyers are on an eight-game point streak (7-0-1). The last time they went on a such a streak was between Feb. 18, 2020 to March 7, 2020 (9-0-0).
  • The Flyers’ penalty kill is up to an astounding 94.1% since Nov. 11. That figure is tops in the NHL.

Expected Devils lines

Tyler Toffoli – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Ondrej Palat – Nico Hischier – Timo Meier

Alexander Holtz – Erik Haula – Dawson Mercer

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Nathan Bastian

Devils defense

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Luke Hughes – Colin Miller

Kevin Bahl – John Marino

Devils goaltending

Vitek Vanecek was reportedly feeling ‘physically unwell’ prior to the Devils’ game against the Anaheim Ducks, and is not said to be sick. Akira Schmid just played both legs of a back-to-back, so it’s unlikely he starts again. That leaves AHL call-up Nico Daws potentially in line for his first NHL start since the 2021-22 season. Daws, 22, only recently returned to game action after successfully recovering from a hip surgery.

How to watch the Flyers game

Saturday’s Flyers game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and can be heard via radio on 97.5 The Fanatic.

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