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Flyers Game 49 Preview vs Red Wings: Expected Lineups and How to Watch

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Sam Ersson shut out the Detroit Red Wings in his only career appearance against the team on Dec. 16. (Photo: AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers (25-17-6), on a three-game losing skid, play their last away game of January when they visit the Detroit Red Wings (24-18-5) at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI, on Thursday at 7 p.m. This is the third and final meeting between these two teams this season. The Flyers are 4-0-1 in their last five against the Red Wings and 6-3-1 in their last 10. Each team has beaten each other once this season.

The Flyers will hold a morning skate at 11:30 a.m. at Little Caesars Arena prior to their 7 p.m. puck drop against the Red Wings.

Flyers lines vs Red Wings, Jan. 25

Tyson Foerster – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Joel Farabee – Morgan Frost – Cam Atkinson

Olle Lycksell – Scott Laughton – Garnet Hathaway

Noah Cates – Ryan Poehling

Flyers defense

Travis Sanheim – Jamie Drysdale

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Cam York – Rasmus Ristolainen

Egor Zamula

Flyers goaltending

Sam Ersson is expected to start, with Cal Petersen backing him up.

Flyers game preview

  • Alex Lyon is 0-2-0 in his career against the Flyers with a 4.31 GAA and .846 save percentage.
  • Carter Hart is out on an indefinite leave of absence.
  • Jamie Drysdale scored his first Flyers goal – a power play marker – on Jan. 23.
  • Joel Farabee played in his 300th NHL game on Jan. 23.
    • Farabee is riding a seven-game point streak (5G, 5A), which is the fifth-longest active streak in the NHL.
  • Cam Atkinson is on a six-game point streak, with three multi-point games during that span.
    • Atkinson has scored five goals during the streak after going without a tally for 26 consecutive games before that.
  • Morgan Frost has eight assists in his last six games.
  • The Flyers’ last shutout came in a 1-0 victory against the Red Wings on Dec. 16, when Sam Ersson recorded 33 saves. That was Ersson’s first career game against the Red Wings.
    • Neither Ersson nor Cal Petersen have lost to Detroit in their NHL careers. Each has posted one shutout against the Red Wings.

Expected Red Wings lines

David Perron – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Alex DeBrincat – J.T. Compher – Robby Fabbri

Michael Rasmussen – Andrew Copp – Christian Fischer

Klim Kostin – Joe Veleno – Daniel Sprong

Red Wings defense

Jake Walman – Moritz Seider

Olli Maata – Jeff Petry

Shayne Gostisbehere – Justin Holl

Red Wings goaltending

Alex Lyon will start against Philadelphia, with James Reimer backing him up.

How to watch the Flyers game

Thursday’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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