Voracek has been hot for the Flyers lately and will no doubt be someone to watch in tonight’s game.
The Flyers are coming off their eighth straight victory as they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Despite a sluggish first period, the Flyers used two goals in a 26 second span to put the Canes away in the third period. It hasn’t been a great season for the Buffalo Sabres. They’re currently looking to break a five game losing streak. They’ve scored two goals in four of those and just one in their loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday.
If the Flyers are going to keep the streak going, there’s little doubt that Jakub Voracek won’t have something to do with it. He’s in the midst of a four game point streak. He’s collected eight assists during that stretch. Voracek has gone scoreless in the last seven games, though. The Sabres have given up the 10th most goals this season and give up about 3.13 goals per game. So Voracek will be facing a team that isn’t particularly solid on the defensive end.
Voracek leads the team with 42 assists and is third on the team with 54 points. While the goal total isn’t necessarily where it has been previously, he’s 12 points away from matching his total from last season. That would give him 60 points in six out of his nine seasons with the Flyers.
As for the goaltending, it looks like the team will once again be going with Carter Hart in net. He’s proven to be very reliable at home as he boasts a 19-2-2 record on home ice. The Sabres will be going with Carter Hutton who has given up three goals in his last three appearances.
Puck drop is set for 7:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia.