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Flyers Game Preview vs Bruins: Expected Lineups and How to Watch

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The Philadelphia Flyers welcome James Van Riemsdyk back to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time this season. (Photo: AP)

On a season-long four-game losing skid, the Philadelphia Flyers (25-18-6) play their last game of January when they host the Boston Bruins (30-9-9) at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. This is the first of three meetings between these two teams this season. The Flyers are 0-5-0 in their last five against the Bruins and 3-7-0 in their last 10.

The Flyers will not hold a morning skate prior to their 12:30 p.m. puck drop against the Bruins.

Flyers lines vs Bruins, Jan. 27

Noah Cates – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Joel Farabee – Morgan Frost – Cam Atkinson

Olle Lycksell – Ryan Poehling – Tyson Foerster

Nick Deslauriers – Scott Laughton – Garnet Hathaway

Flyers defense

Cam York – Travis Sanheim

Nick Seeler – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula – Jamie Drysdale

Flyers goaltending

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

Flyers game preview

  • The Bruins’ goalies are a combined 8-3-1 in their careers against Philadelphia.
  • Morgan Frost has scored 11 points in his last 12 games.
    • Frost leads the team with six power play points.
  • Travis Konecny has one goal in his last 10 games.
  • The Flyers rank T-fourth in the NHL since Jan. 6 in power-play goals (Nine), and sixth in power-play percentage (27.3%)
  • Joel Farabee’s seven-game point streak has been snapped.
  • Cam Atkinson’s six-game point streak has been snapped.
  • The last time the Flyers came back from down three goals to win was on Jan. 13, 2020, when Philadelphia defeated Boston, 6-5, in a shootout.

Expected Bruins lines

Brad Marchand – Charlie Coyle – David Pastrnak

James van Riemsdyk – Pavel Zacha – Jake DeBrusk

Jesper Boqvist – Morgan Geekie – Trent Frederic

Danton Heinen – Matt Poitras – Oskar Steen

Bruins defense

Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy

Hampus Lindholm – Brandon Carlo

Derek Forbort – Parker Wotherspoon

Bruins goaltending

Jeremy Swayman is expected to start against Philadelphia, with Linus Ullmark backing him up.

How to watch the Flyers game

Saturday’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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