After taking two out of three games in California, the Philadelphia Flyers will wrap up their four game road trip in Raleigh for a matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.
This is the second of four games that the two teams will play against each other. A back and forth game ended with a late goal by Teuvo Teravinen to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 win back on Oct. 30. Though it was the Flyers inefficiency on the power play that truly hurt them.
The Flyers are currently on an eight-game losing streak (0-5-3) against the Hurricanes. They have not won in Raleigh since Nov. of 2021. However, Philadelphia has won two straight games and outscored their opponents 10-5. So they are feeling good about their game right now.
Special teams are still an issue, but that has been discussed at length at this point. The Flyers are tied with the Blues with the second worst power play percentage, clicking at just 7.7%. Only the Capitals have a worse percentage and it isn’t by much (7.3). Philadelphia has gone seven games without scoring on the man advantage, an 0-for-25 stretch. The Flyers went 0-for-5 the last time they faced the Hurricanes.
Carter Hart is officially back in net while Egor Zamula returns to the lineup as well. Bobby Brink remains out of the lineup as John Tortorella mentioned recently seeing some signs of dipping play from Brink. Ryan Poehling will continue to get a look in a more offensive role as well.
Flyers Projected Lineup
Cam Atkinson – Sean Couturier – Tyson Foerster
Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee – Noah Cates – Ryan Poehling
Nicolas Deslauriers – Scott Laughton – Garnet Hathaway
Cam York – Travis Sanheim
Egor Zamula – Sean Walker
Nick Seeler – Louie Belpedio
Carolina has yet to lose a game on home ice, winning their first four games at PNC Arena. Overall, they have six wins in their last 10 games. The Hurricanes are refreshed as they haven’t played since a 4-0 shutout on Nov. 11, four days ago. Sometimes that can work against a team in being too rested. The Flyers have also been off since the same amount of time, though.
Sebastian Aho has three goals in his last four games and is in the midst of a five game point streak in which he’s picked up seven points. He has only been held off the scoresheet in three of his 12 games. Jesperi Kotkaniemi is tied for the team lead in points (13) while Teravainen recently broke out of a four-game pointless streak.
Pytor Kochetkov is back in the NHL after Freddie Andersen was recently diagnosed with a blood clot. Kochetkov is coming off a shutout for his first win of the season. He’s only played in four games at the NHL level, with the last one being his first in over three weeks. He had been loaned to the Lightining’s AHL affiliate as they wait on the return of Andrei Vasilevskiy. Kochetkov has a 3.11 GAA and a .876 SV%.
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Andrei Svechnikov – Sebastian Aho – Seth Jarvis
Michael Bunting – Jesper Kotkaniemi – Martin Necas
Jordan Martinook – Jordan Staal – Teuvo Teravainen
Stefan Noesen – Jack Drury – Jesper Fast
Jaccob Slavin – Brent Burns
Brady Skjei – Brett Pesce
Dmitry Orlov – Tony DeAngelo
Where, When, and How to Watch/Listen
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: PNC Arena
Radio: 93.3 WMMR
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