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Flyers game preview vs Oilers: Expected lineups and goalies



Philadelphia Flyers game preview
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking for a season sweep of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. (Photo: AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers (19-12-5) will look to put a dent in their 1-2-2 skid when they travel to Rogers Place to face the Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams this season. Philadelphia defeated Edmonton, 4-1, at the Wells Fargo Center back on Oct. 19. Carter Hart is 4-3-0 in his career vs. the Oilers with a .914 save percentage, while Connor McDavid has 26 points in 14 career games against the Flyers. Despite that, the Flyers are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games against the Oilers.

The Flyers will hold their morning skate at 1:30 p.m. (EST) at Rogers Place before their 9 p.m. puck drop against the Oilers.

Flyers lines vs Oilers, Jan. 2

Owen Tippett – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Tyson Foerster – Morgan Frost – Cam Atkinson

Joel Farabee – Ryan Poehling – Bobby Brink

Nick Deslauriers – Scott Laughton – Garnet Hathaway

Flyers defense

Cam York – Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula – Rasmus Ristolainen

Flyers goaltending

Carter Hart is expected to start against his hometown team, with Sam Ersson backing him up.

Flyers preview

  • The Flyers are tied sixth in the NHL in shots-per-game, averaging 32.5.
  • Carter Hart has made 30 or more saves in five of his last seven starts.
  • Philadelphia has the most road wins in the NHL, dating back to Nov. 3.
  • With their regulation loss to Calgary, Philadelphia’s nine-game point streak (6-0-2) was snapped.

Expected Oilers lines

Zach Hyman – Connor McDavid – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Warren Foegele – Leon Draisaitl – Ryan McLeod

Evander Kane – Derek Ryan – Mattias Janmark

Adam Erne – James Hamblin – Connor Brown

Oilers defense

Mattias Ekholm – Evan Bouchard

Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci

Brett Kulak – Vincent Desharnais

Oilers goaltending

Calvin Pickard is expected to start, with Stuart Skinner backing him up.

How to watch the Flyers game

Tuesday’s Flyers game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia and can be heard on the radio on 93.3 WMMR.

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