The third-year defenseman will be someone worth keeping an eye on as the Philadelphia Flyers face the Winnipeg Jets.
Fresh off of a crucial two wins over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the past week, the Philadelphia Flyers will go ahead and kick off a three-game homestand by playing host to the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have also found success in recent games, winning their last three and taking care of business against lowly teams such as the Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings. Philly will try to split the season series with Winnipeg after dropping their first meeting back in December, losing that contest by a lopsided score of 7-3.
One player who’s quietly put together some solid performances recently has been defenseman Travis Sanheim, making him a player to keep a set of eyes on this afternoon. The former first-round selection has earned an assist in each of his previous four games, which is the longest point streak he’s been able to post this season. He’ll now look for his fifth-straight game with a point at the Wells Fargo Center today to tie a career-high he set back in the 2018-19 campaign.
Looking at who’s getting the start in net for the Orange and Black this afternoon, it’s been confirmed that Carter Hart will get the nod from Head Coach Alain Vigneault. The second-year netminder will have one helluva performance to follow up, saving 28 shots on 29 attempts against the Blue Jackets in the first half of their home and home series. Hart is going to oppose Connor Hellebuyck, who helped lead the Jets to victory in their initial meeting with Philly.
Puck drop is set for 1 pm EST. For those who aren’t attending the game in person, it can be seen locally on NBC Sports Philadelphia or on Sportsnet in Canada.