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Flyers game preview vs Penguins: Expected lineups and how to watch

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The Philadelphia Flyers are undefeated against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. (Photo: AP)

Looking to build off their latest win against the Calgary Flames, the Philadelphia Flyers (20-13-5) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (19-15-4) on Monday at 7 p.m. This will be the third of four meetings between these two teams this season; the Flyers won the previous two in extra frames, 4-3 in the shootout, and 2-1 in overtime, respectively. The Flyers are 2-3-0 in their last five against the Penguins and just 3-5-2 in their last 10. Sam Ersson is 1-1-0 in his career against Pittsburgh with a 2.94 GAA and a .903 save percentage.

The Flyers will hold a morning skate at 10:30 a.m. at the Flyers Training Center in Voorhees, NJ, prior to their 7 p.m. puck drop against the Penguins.

Flyers lines vs Penguins, Jan. 8

Joel Farabee – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Bobby Brink

Tyson Foerster – 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 goaltending

Carter Hart will start, with Sam Ersson backing him up.

Flyers game preview

  • Philadelphia leads the NHL in short-handed goals with 10.
  • Sean Couturier is on a three-game point streak.
  • The Flyers are tied sixth in the NHL in shots per game, with 33.1
  • Sam Ersson is 9-3-2 in his last 14 starts and has recorded two shutouts across that span.
  • Joel Farabee has 14 points in his last 14 games, including four multi-point games.
  • Travis Konecny is on pace to be the first player in over three decades with 10 or more short-handed goals in a season.

Expected Penguins lines

Jake Guentzel – Sidney Crosby – Rickard Rakell

Reilly Smith – Evgeni Malkin – Bryan Rust

Drew O’Connor – Lars Eller – Valtteri Puustinen

Jansen Harkins – Noel Acciari – Jeff Carter

Penguins defense

Marcus Pettersson – Kris Letang

Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Erik Karlsson

Ryan Graves – Chad Ruhwedel

Penguins goaltending

Alex Nedeljkovic will start, with Tristan Jarry backing him up..

How to watch the Flyers game

Monday’s Flyers game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 The Fanatic.

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